Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

| June 20, 2019

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In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, visitors walk around the 40-foot Maryland Peace Cross dedicated to World War I soldiers in Bladensburg, Md. The Supreme Court says the World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland. The high court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the nearly 100-year-old memorial. The justices ruled that its presence on public land doesn’t violate the First Amendment’s establishment clause. That clause prohibits the government from favoring one religion over others.(AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Quite a news day- Iran shooting down one of our drones, a stunning confession in the Eddie Gallagher murder case, and now SCOTUS finds a memorial cross on a Maryland veterans cemetery can stand.

JESSICA GRESKO
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life.

The justices said preserving a long-standing religious monument is very different from allowing the building of a new one. And the court concluded that the nearly 100-year-old memorial’s presence on a grassy highway median doesn’t violate the Constitution’s prohibition on the government favoring one religion over others. Seven of the court’s nine justices sided with the cross’ backers, a lineup that crossed ideological lines.

The case had been closely watched for its potential impact on other monuments. Defenders of the cross in Bladensburg, a suburb of the nation’s capital, had argued that a ruling against them could doom hundreds of war memorials that use crosses to commemorate soldiers who died.

Seven to two. Read the rest of the article here: Yahoo News

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Good.

  2. Hondo says:

    I’d guess this is a case where we won’t be hearing that “Mikey likes it”. And that’s a good thing. (smile)

    Oh, and for wasting everyone’s time: GFY, Whinestein.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Hondo, you’re too much of a gentleman, so this old geezer will say it: Mikey Weinstein is a self-promoting, self-enriching piece of shit masquerading behind a cloak of atheistic activism. I submit it would not trouble the patrons of TAH much if Mikey got his irritating ass thoroughly kicked by some righteously offended Christian veteran.

      Like stomped into a fucking mudhole…

      The video of this event could be sold to raise substantial funds for a genuine veterans’ cause.

      I’d damned sure pay for it.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        It’s fun to think of that happening, but I’m sure that Mikey-boy WHINEstein would sprint to the nearest bunch of cameras and newsmaggots screeching about how he was unjustly beaten by “intolerant”… I’m satisfied for now with the thought that he is now off in some corner pouting and fuming while he chews his fingernails to stubs while he plots his next bullshit publicity stunt.

        In the meantime I say HALLELUJAH to the SCOTUS decision while I joyfully LAUGH at Mikey-boy WHINEstein and his ilk.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Score 1 for the good guys. SCOTUS got it right…for a change.

  4. Forest Green says:

    7-2 vote, so even a dumb ass liberal can figure it out sometimes.

  5. Mason says:

    “Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.”

    Big fucking surprise there. Thank God the rest of the Supremes voted the way they did. Still can’t believe it had to make it all the way to SCOTUS.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Those two were put on the court to blindly and consistently vote left no matter the issue and with no regard for the particulars.

      They have not disappointed their benefactors.

      • Retired Grunt says:

        Ruth Bader Libturd….. and Sonia Sotomayo.. with cheese… they’ll vote for anything that promotes the SJW agenda, erodes the Jeffersonian definition of the constitution and destroys the fabric of our, OUR, culture…. yes, we have one.

  6. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Hallelujah!

  7. Just An Old Dog says:

    Freedom of Religion is guaranteed in the Constitution, including being an atheist.
    There is no guarantee of freedom FROM religion. A community can choose to fund and place religious symbols on public property.
    You don’t have to worship it or look at it.

  8. 26Limabeans says:

    What’s with the fitted sheet?
    Does that somehow make it not visible while the Court decides?

  9. Thunderstixx says:

    I lived in Madison during the freedom from religion foundation was founded by annie laurie gaylor.
    The local news was filled with “news” position papers and every stinking press conference she held.
    Stunk to high Heaven back then and still does today…
    That fat, ugly, stupid bitch lived for the publicity…

    • 26Limabeans says:

      My freedom from religion was always going to an earlier or later Mass than the rest of the family. We had only one car so I would just drive down to the Park and hang out with friends and no one was the wiser.
      Bought cigarettes with the money I was supposed to put in the basket.
      I’m gonna burn.

  10. ChipNASA says:

    Fuck the American Humanist Association and Mikey and everyone associated with them right fucking in the fuck hole.

  11. Civilwarrior says:

    I’ve been in a running battle of words with several “progressives” on Mikey Weinstein’s Facebook page since the court issued it’s decision. I think we can safely say that he is not happy, and his friends don’t like.me.