Overreach by the Anti-Christian Litigation Underwriters
Here is a story that shouldn't happen in America. The ACLU goes to court to tear down a memorial in the Mojave Desert just because it is a cross.
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Mojave Desert 'Forbidden' Cross.
The VFW erected the memorial in 1934 and originally owned the land on which the memorial sits, and then donated it to the government. The ACLU sued for removal of the veterans’ memorial on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed and ordered the memorial and cross dismantled.
After that decision, the VFW gave 5 acres of land in exchange for the retrieval of their monument. The Ninth Circuit ruled that was unconstitutional and ordered the monument and cross dismantled instead. The cross is currently covered by a plywood box, awaiting The Supreme Court’s decision.
"It is bad enough to say that the veterans’ memorial is unconstitutional, but it is outrageous to say that the government cannot give the monument back to the people who spilled their blood and put it there in the first place," said Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel of Liberty Legal Institute and attorney for the veterans groups.