And THIS is why we can’t have nice things.
Federal judges are considering arguments about whether to order the destruction of a war memorial because its centerpiece is a large cross.
…Although erected on private land, the plot of ground on which the memorial stands was eventually acquired by the state of Maryland in 1960 because it’s adjacent to a road. Since then, it has stood on public property, though the American Legion continues to care for the memorial and perform private ceremonies there.
The American Humanist Association is a militant atheist organization. It sued the state, arguing that the memorial violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution because a reasonable observer would regard it as an endorsement of Christianity. —Breitbart
How TERRIBLY offensive must it BE? It’s gotta be OVER the TOP for ANYONE to demand a MEMORIAL TO OUR WAR DEAD be torn down to because some arrogant snot has his nose out of joint… Right?
See for yourself:
Clinton’s judges and Obama’s judges both had something to say about it:
A Clinton-appointed federal district judge in Maryland ruled in favor of First Liberty Institute and Jones Day, holding that this longstanding war memorial does not violate the Constitution’s prohibition on the government’s establishing a religion.
But a three-judge liberal panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit seems poised to reverse. Two Obama-appointed judges—James Wynn and Stephanie Thacker—suggested that the parties should agree to move the memorial to private land, or to destroy the arms of the cross to make it stand as a pillar that no longer resembles a Christian symbol. —Breitbart
Here’s the description:
Bladensburg is a town in Maryland not far from Washington, D.C. In 1925, the mothers of World War I soldiers worked with the American Legion to erect a memorial to the 49 service members from Prince George’s County who served and sacrificed in that conflict. The Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial has stood in the town ever since, with a large cross engraved with words like “courage” and “valor,” which one mother said she regarded as the tombstone of her son, who died in France while serving his nation.
So… they’re literally fighting to physically demolish the legacy of Gold Star Mothers and War Dead soldiers because they really… REALLY … hate Christianity.
Some of us remember when it was ‘reprehensible’ even to be CRITICAL of a Gold Star family.
Or is that only true when they are being used as political props by Democrats?