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Supreme Court Overturns Objection to Cross on Public Land

Robert Barnes
Posted: April 28, 2010.

Print: The Washington Post

excerpt:

A 5 to 4 decision by the court overturns a federal judge’s objection to a white cross erected more than 75 years ago on a stretch of the Mojave Desert to honor the dead of World War I.

...The bottom line, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote, is that “the Constitution does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgment of religion’s role in society.” Although joined in full only by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Kennedy’s opinion will be closely parsed as courts across the country consider challenges to religious displays in public settings.

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Separation of church and state, will that’s good on on deferent point foe example running for senate we could not accept that some priest could run for senate as we cannot serve two masters at a time, but having those religious signed to be erased or lets just say put on a place were only few can see i will probably said no for our strong will and what so ever are came from what we believe in.

posted on May 4, 2010
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“the Constitution does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgment of religion’s role in society.”

he means christianity.. honoring the christian soldiers that died in ww1.

posted on May 21, 2010
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