World War I Memorial Ordered By Fed To Be Torn Down-Here’s Why That’s Dangerous
This story started in 2014 when a group called the American Humanist Association in Bladensburg, Maryland targeted a local World War I memorial. Built back in 1925, this memorial was meant to honor the 49 men from the town who gave their lives for our freedoms. It was called the “Peace Cross and there lies the problem.
The American Humanist Association pride themselves in “being good without god” so seeing a cross in their town triggered them. It bothered them so much in fact that they filed a lawsuit stating that the structure sets “an inherently religious message and creates the unmistakable appearance of honoring only Christian servicemen” and is hence unconstitutional.
After three years of battle, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the cross-shaped memorial was in violation of the separation of church and state. Having ruled that, the danger we face moving forward is that the case set a precedent for every lawsuit of the sort in the future.
Now that the Federal court deemed this memorial unconstitutional, well, everything is fair game. That local monument you’ve had in your town for as long as you remember is no longer safe. All it takes is some salty citizen to make a complaint and down it goes.
We just wish people saw past all their bs and saw these structures for what they are; paying homage to people who gave their lives so you can live as you do today.