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Mount Soledad cross ruled unconstitutional but will stay

SAN DIEGO — A federal appeals court ruled Jan. 4 that the cross on Mount Soledad is unconstitutional but doesn’t need to be removed, according to
A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel reversed U.S. District Judge Larry Burns’ 2008 decision that the cross is part of a war memorial honoring all veterans and serving as a secular symbol of justice.


dadd January 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

About time, and not far enough. The Easter cross on Mt Soledad has always been a religious symbol,long before the memorial was built as a beard. It should be moved the 200 yards to church property, as agreed to years ago.
The appropriate memorial for all veterans is the flag they fought for. Crosses or other symbols on individual tombs are a completely different story.

Larry Linn January 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

On Veterans Day, I walk over to the Japanese-American Memorial to the Japanese-American Veterans from World War II. Many of them were Buddhists. Buddha is not a God, the Son of God, etc. They were soldiers of the, 442nd, the most decorated unit in World War II, and were true Americans, regardless of your opinion that faith in G*d is a prerequisite. There are no religous symbols there. They put their lives on the line in support of the United States of America, no other country. I salute the Memorial every time that I pass it. I pledge allegiance to the United States of America, and no other country. If you ever do go there, please make amends to all of the Buddhists, Taoists, Native Americans, as well as the Deists, Agnostics, and Atheists that died to protect our freedom of religion.

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