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Banning Crosses, Erasing History

ctruax Wrote: May 16, 2012 2:53 PM
The Supreme Court can not "change" the constitution. They are sworn to uphold and defend the constitution as written. However in recent times they have taken to reading the constitution and declaring that it means something completely different than what it actually says, or was intended by the writers. If Congress tried to pass a law forbidding a cross on public property (or, for that matter, mandating one to exist) THAT would be unconstitutional. The first ammendment is only a restraint on Congress.

A simmering controversy surrounding the "Ground Zero Cross" exposes the intolerance and absolutism behind ongoing battles over religious symbols on public property. Contrary to popular belief, it's not Christian conservatives who normally start these bitter disputes. It's more often atheist activists who seek to alter the long-standing status quo by scrubbing the landscape of the most visible signs of the nation's religious heritage.

American Atheists, an organization representing the civil liberties of agnostics, filed suit in 2011 to block display of the Ground Zero Cross anywhere on the grounds of the new memorial museum planned for the World Trade Center site....