Mojave Cross - why it doesn't belong on public land

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Mojave Cross - why it doesn't belong on public land

The conservative Robert’s Supreme Court yesterday ruled to allow the controversial Mojave Cross to remain on display on Federal land, thus inciting again cries of religious favoritism by the supposedly secular government of the United States via a Supreme Court which continues its shift from centrist to the extreme religious right.

Speaking for a divided court, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said the 1st Amendment calls for a middle-ground "policy of accommodation" toward religious displays on public land, not a total ban on symbols of faith.

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Comment by Carol Everhart Roper on April 30, 2010 at 11:09am
I wish I could say you're wrong, Loren, but I fear you're very likely right about this one. Here in West Chester, we have a creche, but thanks to Margaret Downey, we also have a tree of knowledge... which is VERY cool.
Comment by Loren Miller on April 30, 2010 at 10:52am
A "policy of accommodation" sounds to me very much like an invitation to revisit Christmas creches on the town hall square yet again. Anyone care to bet that someone tries it and cites this decision as justification?
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on April 30, 2010 at 10:42am
Its an academic argument, the SCOTUS has spoken.

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