US Supreme Court agrees to take up WWI memorial cross cases
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel David Cortman regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to take up The American Legion v. American Humanist Association and an associated case, both of which involve a World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, which the American Humanist Association wishes to uproot and destroy because it is in the shape of a cross:
“One group’s agenda shouldn’t diminish the sacrifice made by America’s veterans and their families. The Supreme Court was right to take up this case so that it has the opportunity to affirm that the offended feelings of a passer-by does not amount to a constitutional crisis. A passive monument like the Bladensburg Cross, which acknowledges our veterans and our nation’s religious heritage, is not an establishment of religion.”
In July, ADF filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court in the two cases on behalf of retired Major General Patrick Brady, a Medal of Honor recipient and one of the most decorated soldiers in American history, and six veterans groups representing thousands of living veterans.
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