A 40-foot memorial dubbed the “Peace Cross,” erected in 1925 in honor of 49 men who lost their lives during World War I, must now be torn down, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
The memorial, in Bladensburg, Maryland, was created by the American Legion and is shaped like a cross.
“Today’s decision sets dangerous precedent by completely ignoring history, and it threatens removal and destruction of veterans memorials across America,” First Liberty Institute attorney Hiram Sasser said, according to Fox News.
“This memorial has stood in honor of local veterans for almost 100 years and is lawful under the First Amendment. To remove it would be a tremendous dishonor to the local men who gave their lives during The Great War,” Jones Day attorney Michael Carvin said. First Liberty Institute and the Jones Day law firm are representing the American Legion in this legal battle…
In 2014, the American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit contending that the cross-shaped memorial is unconstitutional.
The group’s foundation believes in “being good without a god.” In their lawsuit, they asked for the memorial to be demolished, altered or removed.
Non-religious pretending to be horrified, or, worse, actually being horrified, to see a cross? Pathetic. Being good without God is of course impossible; being good while disbelieving in Him can be done.
Freedom “from” religion guarantees that the State must become god. As proof of that, the next item.
China will not allow any foreign interference in religious affairs in the country, a senior official said on Tuesday, dousing expectations of an imminent deal with the Vatican over control of the Roman Catholic Church here.
“I think there is no religion in human society that is above the state,” the official, Chen Zongrong, said during a briefing on religious affairs in China, underscoring the government’s intention to maintain strict control over all religious organizations and their believers.
Zongrong has correctly spoken the communist view. But he didn’t speak the whole truth. It is true the State must be worshiped in the absence of God, but what Zongrong should have reminded readers was that the State is comprised of men. Therefore worship of the State is the worship of man. There is no more depressing religion than that. As the next item demonstrates.
St. John Paul II’s 1976 prophetic warning about the rise of an “anti-Church” that would preach an “anti-Gospel” is being fulfilled today by leaders within the Catholic Church, even at the highest levels, said a priest in a talk given at a Catholic conference today in Rome.
Fr. Linus Clovis of Family Life International said in his talk at the Rome Life Forum, organized by Voice of the Family, that the anti-Gospel of the anti-Church is often “indistinguishable from secular ideology, which has overturned both the natural law and the Ten Commandments.”
“This anti-Gospel, which seeks to elevate the individual’s will to consume, to pleasure and to power over the will of God, was rejected by Christ when tempted in the wilderness. Disguised as ‘human rights,’ it has reappeared, in all its luciferian hubris, to promulgate a narcissistic, hedonistic attitude that rejects any constraint except that imposed by man-made laws,” he said.
Fr Clovis is black, a priest “of color”, so that if you reject his words you are a racist.
It’s unfair. It’s sexist. And women might get raped.
That’s why a “special [debate] tournament” held at the University of Vermont this past weekend banned men from competing, organizers and participants in the North American Women’s and Gender Minorities Debate Championship told the Associated Press.
Rather than admit the deep sexism inherent to their view, they claim that women “have to be that much better than men to overcome bias on the part of many judges” and “point to statistics that show they are less likely to reach the top echelons of the activity”:
“There is also a lot of sexual predation that happens in the debate community,” said UVM debate director Helen Morgan-Parmett.
“The tournament, I think, provides a safe space where people feel they are debating other women, and their bodies aren’t necessarily on display.”
It is logically possible women may be raped at a debate. It is logically possible the rapists will be Women’s Studies professors. Many things are logically possible. That doesn’t make them not asinine or likely.