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Religious Cleansing in the USA: Federal Judge Orders Mt. Soledad War Memorial Cross Be Torn Down Comments

A Federal District Court Judge named Larry Burns has ruled that the famous War Memorial, the Soledad Cross, must be torn down within 90 days. Fortunately, he also ruled that his order would be stayed pending appeal. This case must be appealed. The effort to scrub the public square of religious expression and symbols is a threat to religious freedom, runs contrary to our founding documents, and is unfaithful to our history as a free ... Continue Reading

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  1. Atilla The Possum
    10 months ago

    Duke Newcombe, Tyler and winner - a message to you.

    Christ's cross has been around for a lot longer than you young bucks. The vast majority of those who fought and died for your now-quickly-going-down-the-plughole-quicker-than-cr&p-no-thanks-to-the-liberals country believed in the Man who died on that cross which sustained them on the battlefield, in the air and on water. So, show some respect - if you don't know what that word means outside gangsta rap, get yourself a dictionary!

    There are no atheists in a warzone.

    So, what does that make you?!

  2. LRT
    10 months ago

    The tallness of the cross draws attention to the war memorial from a distance, which attracts more people, and tourists to visit! To remove it would surely disturb the repose of the souls resting there! Come Holy Spirit, and dispel the darkness and blindness of those who cannot recognize the wonders of the Holy Cross, a symbol of Love stronger than death!

  3. Vance
    10 months ago

    This event is synonymous with future of our country. The Catholic Liberal Leadership are giving their stamp of approval for this cross coming down. We are going down as a nation.

  4. Ducktight
    10 months ago

    Seems to me that if we allow religious symbols on state property that we have to allow ALL religious symbols. So by insisting that we can post a christian cross means that we also open the door to religions like Satan worshipers or Islam. Same with prayer in the schools. If we make a ruling that it prayer is allowed we then open to door to all religious prayers. Call me old fashioned but I still like the idea of keeping church and state separate...

  5. tyler
    10 months ago

    im glad theyre tearing it down its promoting pushing your stupid religion on non religious people.

  6. KarlVDH
    10 months ago

    Deacon, before this becomes another instance of Catholic Online presenting a story inaccurately or entirely falsely, it should also be noted CLEARLY that the exact same judge who issued the ruling ALSO issued a stay, pending appeal.
    We should ALSO note that should the order be upheld- which is unlikely at best- an Episcopal church locater a couple hundred feet away has agreed to move the cross onto their property.

  7. JW
    10 months ago

    They are trying to DESTROY our Cross on Mt Soledad too !! Please help us and EMAIL YOUR DISGUST to the Board of Directors of the Group that has spearheaded this destruction of a 60+ Yr Old Cross. : HRosenbleeth@jwv,org,lrichardson@jwv.org,cturner@jwv.org,mjackson@jwv.org, jlasher@jwv.org, rdeschamps@jwv.org, aclarke@jwv.org, iapple@jwv.org, arobinson@jwv.org, nsalzman@jwv.org, gbyrne@jwv.org, gbyrne@jwv.org, amckenzey@jwv.org , jwv@jwv.org

  8. rafaelmarie
    10 months ago

    We have a moral obligation to peacefully and civilly disobey any unjust law, and this is one of them.

    I tell you solemnly, ANYONE involved in taking this cross down will have their lives cursed in this life and the next.

  9. Duke Newcombe
    10 months ago

    The times they are a-changin', Keith, and somebody soon (very likely within my lifetime) the archaic ideologies to which you cling will be nothing more than an embarrassing memory to those of us humans who will have left you and all your god-fearing bugaboos in the dust.

  10. mike r.
    10 months ago

    It's simple. You cannot preferentially represent one religion over another using public funds on public property; which is what this monument does. Doing so mis-represents the people who died in the Korean War. Certainly some individuals could have had a religious affiliation that is appropriately represented by this monument. However, to presume that ALL veterans of the Korean have your religious convictions. Doing so is like a dog marking its territory on a fire hydrant. Many people despise your religion. Assuming that this religious monument is appropriate to represent them is just as bad as your presumed slight for having it removed.


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