Government Policy: No crosses in Public Parks

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    Judges rule cross at Calif. park unconstitutional

    Federal appeals court says memorial cross at San Diego public park is unconstitutional



    A federal appeals court has ruled that a San Diego war memorial cross in a public park is unconstitutional.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the 3-0 decision Tuesday in a two-decade dispute over the cross at Mount Soledad.

    In its decision, the court says the cross conveys a message of government endorsement of religion that violates the Constitution.

    The court, however, says its decision does not mean that no cross can be part of the memorial. It says modifications can be made to make it constitutional but doesn't specify what the changes would be.

    Judges rule cross at Calif. park unconstitutional | TPM News Pages
     
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    Wonder which religion the dickheads behind this decision thought was being established :confused:

    DAMN, I wish that state would slide into the Pacific!
     
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    File under "More Crap that Only a Few People Really give a Shit About, but Makes for Good Press to Rile Extremists of Both Sides"
     
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    Because it is a war memorial, it made me think about Arlington and the million crosses over the graves.

    How is there any connection between war & crosses to begin with? If I am buried there do my relatives have the right to refuse a cross on my grave? Where does Arlington bury their atheists??
     
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    You don't care about your rights being ignored?

    I'd bring a cross to a park just to protest.
     
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    Hmm.. I don't recall the grave markers at Arlington being crosses.
     
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    So much for the separation of church and state.
     
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    There are 39 different markers authorized for use in a national cemetery. One of them is even for Atheists. So it's not a problem.
     
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    The few things Ive seen about this decision makes me think that this decision is a jump through hoops or something. They are saying it's unconstitutional but that it doesn't necessarily have to come down. Makes no sense to me in the reports. Im going to have to check out the decision more when it comes out.
     
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    The crosses are on the headstones;
    $arlington_cemetery_headstones_rows_big.jpg
     

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