Posts Tagged ‘mojave cross’

When the right loses a ten commandment ruling the monument gets moved or put on private land. When the left loses a ruling on the placement of a cross, they tear it down.

The 76-year-old Mojave Cross war memorial in San Bernardino County’s High Desert has been torn down by vandals, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the religious symbol could remain — at least temporarily — on public land.

Sometime Sunday night, the cross was taken down from its perch atop Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve, according to Liberty Institute, a group that represented veterans groups and caretakers of the cross in the recent Supreme Court Case.

“This is an outrage, akin to desecrating people’s graves,” said institute president Kelly Shackelford. “It’s a disgraceful attack on the selfless sacrifice of our veterans. We will not rest until this memorial is re-installed.”

You know if unbelievers didn’t actually believe that God existed a cross would just be two sticks on over the other and it wouldn’t bother them. The fact that it drives them into such a rage suggests the line from Screwtape about people who’ve walked away from God being bothered by any reminder of him.

In fairness there is always the chance that someone else might have nicked the cross. If it turns out I’m wrong I’ll certainly highlight it prominently.

Looks like one more frivolous lawsuit has bit the dust:

The ACLU went down in defeat today. The Supreme Court ruled that the Mojave Cross can stay.
(Why this had to go so far in the first place is beyond belief.)

It’s a good thing that the American Left is keeping doing their best to protest us from the real threats in the world.

Now that this is a case that is no longer pending perhaps we can ask whoever the president nominates to the high court how they would have voted on it. It will be fun to find out.

Update: Fox reports it was of course 5-4. That question looks even more relevant doesn’t it?