Federal court upholds ruling that cross-shaped monument on public land in Md. is unconstitutional

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    A federal appeals court is standing by a ruling that calls for the removal or destruction of a large cross-shaped monument on public land that has towered over a busy Maryland intersection for nearly 100 years.

    In a closely divided vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit refused to reconsider an earlier decision that found government funding for the 40-foot-tall memorial in Prince George’s County an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

    The 8-to-6 vote drew passionate dissents from several judges and could end up before the Supreme Court, which has not provided clear guidance about displays of religion on government land.

    Supporters of the Peace Cross, who say it is a secular tribute to local men killed in World War I, vowed to appeal.
    Federal court upholds ruling that cross-shaped monument on public land in Md. is unconstitutional

    I just lost all respect for the AHA and I am saying that as an atheist.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the issue would have never come up if the religious nuts hadn't hijacked our right wing.
     
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    Nah, asshole atheists will always be asshole atheists.
     
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    First, I ain't paying the WaPo or anyone else to read their stuff. Second, this is bullshit. Third, what is it costing the gov't the maintain that cross? If I was a rich guy I'd buy the land and maintain it myself or get some volunteer groups to do whatever needs doing. And finally, there's way too much militancy going on; whether it's gay rights, religion/anti-religion, etc., stop looking for windmills to attack. This sort of stuff makes you look very small indeed, not too mention very unpopular too.
     
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    No. This is stupidity.
     
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    Someone needs to erect a huge crescent moon with a star in it at the busiest intersection in Dallas, across from the Crystal Cathedral or the Mormon Temple in Utah.

    You'll see how quickly the cries of 'religious freedom' are replaced by calls for it to be removed, by Kristians.
     
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    This is the history. Free link.
    Maryland cross: religious symbol or war memorial? Court will decide

    This gave me something about cash.
    The decision was a setback for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which owns the site and has spent $117,000 to maintain and repair it, and the American Legion. The commission, which serves Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1927.
    www.baltimoresun.com/news/.../bs-md-bladensburg-peace-cross-20171018-story.htm...
     
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    This is a WWI memorial.
     
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    Atheism and theism have nothing to do with this memorial for WWI veterans.
     
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    And as they drive around the same beltway, in Maryland, this can be seen for miles.

    It must really get their panties in a wad.

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