by Charlie Butts
The saga of the Mt. Soledad memorial cross continues, as plans now are to appeal the latest ruling against the cross to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the Mt. Soledad memorial cross near San Diego — which has been used to honor veterans for more than 56 years — must be torn down.
Justices comprising the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 6-5 not to review or reverse a panel’s earlier ruling that called for removal of the cross. But Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel of Liberty Institute, tells OneNewsNow those five votes saying the cross is constitutional are important as the case goes now to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“If you have to tear this memorial down, then what do you do with the 24 foot cross in Arlington Memorial Cemetery?” the attorney asks. “What do you do with the Argonne Cross? What do you do with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that says ‘Known But to God’? What do you do with the crosses, the stars of David, the religious symbols that are all over our landscape?”
He also tells OneNewsNow the effort seeking the cross’s demise is an attempt by the American Civil Liberties Union to wipe religious expression and symbols from the public landscape.
Read the article here.
I think that they have expanded this goal to include any public or private expression of Christianity; not just in schools.
H/T to iowntheworld