Supreme Court Upholds World War I Cross on Public Land in 7-2 Decision – Radical Atheists and Democrats Hit the Hardest

They won’t be happy until they destroy every symbol of God in the country.

An activist federal court ruled in October 2017 that the 1925 American Legion Memorial to World War I in Maryland must be removed.

The 87 year old memorial has a cross and, according to the liberal court, that violates the US Constitution.

The 40-foot tall Maryland memorial became known as as the Peace Cross.

The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land.

 

A radical far left group sued in 2016 to take the cross down.
It offends them.

FOX News reported in 2017:

In 2014, the American Humanist Association — a group that believes in “being good without a god” — filed a lawsuit alleging the cross-shaped memorial is unconstitutional and demanding it be demolished, altered, or removed.

They alleged the cross carries “an inherently religious message and creates the unmistakable appearance of honoring only Christian servicemen.”

On Wednesday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed and ruled the historic memorial must be torn down — all because the Bladensburg Memorial is in the shape of a cross.

The Fourth Circuit said the memorial excessively entangles the government in religion because the cross is the “core symbol of Christianity” and “breaches” the wall separating church and state.

Writing separately, Chief Judge Gregory wrote, “This Memorial stands in witness to the VALOR, ENDURANCE, COURAGE, and DEVOTION of the forty-nine residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland ‘who lost their lives in the Great War for the liberty of the world.’ I cannot agree that a monument so conceived and dedicated and that bears such witness violates the letter or spirit of the very Constitution these heroes died to defend.”

The American Legion could appeal directly to the Supreme Court.

On Thursday the US Supreme Court ruled the 40-foot-tall Peace Cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland.

In a 7:2 ruling in favor of the cross standing justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented.


The Becket Fund reported more on this case in December 2016:

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