(Worthy News) – Very soon, the Supreme Court could announce its decision to hear an appeal over whether the 40-foot “Peace Cross” — as it is known by locals in Bladensburg, Md. — is too tall and too Christian for a government to own and maintain in accordance with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
This is the latest step in a campaign by the American Humanist Association to eradicate this memorial honoring our World War I veterans. The humanist group won that battle at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals when two judges decided that the cross was somehow too much for the Constitution to bear.
The specific questions before the Court include whether the memorial is unconstitutional simply because it is shaped like a cross, and whether the government’s routine upkeep and maintenance of the memorial violates the Constitution. To some, such questions may seem silly. To others, including veterans who have fought for and sacrificed much, they are insulting. Our own executive vice president, retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, for one, signed onto a brief submitted to the Court arguing that the Peace Cross should stay. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]
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