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9th Circuit Court Holds Soledad Cross Unconstitutional Comments

This 9th Circuit opinion is an example of a growing governmental hostility toward religious faith, religious symbols, and, in particular, Christian faith and Christian symbols, in the public square. The effort to scrub the public square of such religious expression and symbols is a threat to religious freedom and represents an incorrect application of the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution.  Continue Reading

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  1. Theresa
    4 years ago

    No doubt, we Christians, too, have, more-or-less..., conformed ourselves to this world--"as if God did not exist." We do "reap" what we sow....This is why Pope Benedict is calling for the "new evangelization" in once Christian countries, such as ours--and most of the countries of Europe. We have been put on notice and, so far, have not take much heed to the call to repentance from Heaven....

  2. PhilipEdmund
    4 years ago

    I think it is somewhat wrong to use the cross like that. They probably knew it went too far when they built it. The cross is too sacred. It literally is the very image of God for most of us. I just feel like in some way it is blasphemous to built them and fluant them like this. Im not saying there shouldn't be one, but this seems garish and improper. And then to consider that there are Jewish heroes buried there too just seems distasteful.

  3. Laura
    4 years ago

    Those of us who have read this article need to ACT TODAY and NOT JUST GRIPE!

    If we do nothing, write nothing, and say nothing then we are lukewarm Christians who will have our religious freedom chipped away until it is completely taken by those anti-religious, anti-Christian, atheist bigots!

    God bless you all in your endeavors to bring about a culture of life.

    Your reaction to this ruling is of utmost importance. Say a prayer in order to know what to do.

  4. Rob
    4 years ago

    Vance, I think we are all fed up. But of that number you quoted, how many do you think are actually practicing Christians? As the pope said, they are tired of our words and are looking to see the light. Really living our faith is the only thing that is going to change this tide. If we are counting on elections and politicians to do it, we will all be sadly disappointed.

  5. vance
    4 years ago

    I don't know about anyone else but I'm fed up to my eyeballs with the anti-Christ courts telling me that I can not have a cross or a nativity scene on public land. The last time I checked the polls showed over 80% of Americans identify themselves as Christian. An Anti-Christ Lawyer Union ( ACLU ) Lawyer represents some phoney who says he is OFFENDED by Christian symbols in public. I DON'T CARE, I DON'T GIVE A DAMN. ACLU, GO TO HELL!! and anyone else who is OFFENDED. I want and I demand that ALL CROSSES and NATIVITY SCENES STAY ON PUBLIC GROUNDS. I encourage all christians to contact their congress and senators and let them know that you want your Christian symbols to stay in public places.

  6. Danielk
    4 years ago

    'Let it never come to pass that "the children of this world are wiser than the children of light" (Luke xvi. 8); let it never be that the latter are less active than the former.'

    Pope Pius XII, Anni Sacri

  7. Nino Baldino
    4 years ago

    This is secular humanism at its most blatant form...bigotry of the first order.We have cities and towns like San Francisco named after saints but thats ok..the Red Cross symbol is that of a cross..and they dont dare take on that organization do they. Gov. workers and congress dont work on Christmas or Easter etc..all religious hoiidays,but they wont dare outlaw that yet..too obvious. The notorius ACLU is behnd all of this hatred and they are the most powerful hateful organization in american history..they hate the boy scouts and sue any school that allows them to meet in the public schools and they also are trying to make child porn legal...and so it goes. The words..In God we trust..should also be removed etc etc...against the wind we Christians are fighting.....never dull now a days.....Nino

  8. Bulbajer
    4 years ago

    LarryLin, very touching comments. Perhaps a smaller cross would have been more appropriate, as No Way has pointed out. But I still think that removing religious symbols from war memorials is, in general, a bad idea.

  9. LarryLinn
    4 years ago

    On Veterans Day, I walk over to the Japanese-American Memorial to the Japanese-American Veterans from World War II. Many of them were Buddhists. Buddha is not a G*d, the Son of G*d, etc. They were soldiers of the, 442nd, the most decorated unit in World War II, and were true Americans, regardless of your opinion that faith in G*d is a prerequisite They put their lives on the line in support of the United States of America, no other country. There are no religious symbols there. It is a memorial to the soldiers. I salute the Memorial every time that I pass it. I pledge allegiance to the United States of America, and no other country. If you ever do go there, please make amends to all of the Jews, Buddhists, Taoists, Native Americans, as well as the Deists, Agnostics, and Atheists that died to protect our freedom of religion.

  10. davide
    4 years ago

    I agree all this can be blamed on progressives...not liberals but progressives they much worse...progressivism can be summed up in three words "spawn of Satan"

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