Friday, October 9th, 2009   3:22 am | Author: Jerry | Education, Life, Religion | Add Comment
A case was brought before the Supreme Court this week about a cross that was erected on public property. The law states that religious symbols can not be displayed on public land.
A 5-foot cross was placed on federal government land in the Mojave National Preserve to honor soldiers who died during WW1.
An article in Slate provides the following review of the interchange between Justice Scalia and Peter Eliasberg—the ACLU lawyer whose client objects to crosses on government land.
Eliasberg “suggests partway through the morning that perhaps a less controversial World War I memorial might consist of “a statue of a soldier which would honor all of the people who fought for America in World War I and not just the Christians.”
“The cross doesn’t honor non-Christians who fought in the war?” Scalia asks, stunned.
“A cross is the predominant symbol of Christianity, and it signifies that Jesus is the son of God and died to redeem mankind for our sins,” ..continue reading