View Full Version : Appeals Court Rules WWI Memorial ‘Peace Cross’ Is Unconstitutional

10-19-2017, 02:39 PM
A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a nearly century-old, 40-foot cross honoring World War I veterans is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., found the cross in Bladensburg, Md. "breaches" the wall in separation of church and state, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The American Humanist Association sued the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the agency that owns the title to the property, in 2014. The association argued the cross violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, which bars the government from making any law "respecting an establishment of religion."

The concrete Celtic cross, locally referred to as the "Peace Cross," was erected in 1925 by the American Legion and stands on a pedestal on a highway medium about a half-hour drive from Washington, D.C. It honors 49 men from Prince George’s County who died in World War I.

Judge Stephanie D. Thacker analyzed a question the Constitution asks about what a "reasonable objective observer" would think when passing the memorial. Thacker wrote the majority opinion for the three-person judge panel and concluded an observer of the cross would perceive it as an endorsement of the Christian faith

It figures. The 4th Circuit Court headquarters is in Virginia.


10-19-2017, 03:03 PM
You see it is necessary for the liberals to marginalize the Christian faith in order to start their end game for complete societal deconstruction.