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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Utah Highway Crosses Ruled Unconstitutional

We Must Make It Our Business To Take Back America
Atheists or Anybody Else
Who Thinks America Was Not Founded On Religious Principals 
Are Dead Wrong

If we are going to Talk the Talk we must be willing to Walk the Walk

As reported by LiveShots: 
"...The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has ruled that crosses erected to memorialize fallen Utah Highway Patrol officers are unconstitutional. There are currently 14 of the 12 foot, steal crosses on public land throughout the Beehive state.

American Atheists Inc., successfully argued that because crosses are a Christian symbol, they violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. That these white crosses, which are on public land, with official Utah Highway Patrol logos, give the impression that the government is showing preference to one religion over another. In its ruling, the 10th Circuit states '…these memorials have the impermissible effect of conveying to the reasonable observer the message that the state prefers or otherwise endorses a certain religion...'"

"... Free exercise of religion is the first and most fundamental right of Americans protected in the Bill of Rights. It is the most basic and inalienable of all human rights.

However, the right to freely exercise one's faith has never been more threatened in our nation than it is today. And the rights of Christians are especially vulnerable.

For more than 50 years, the ACLU and other radical activist groups have attempted to eliminate public expression of our nation's faith and heritage. They have done this through fear, intimidation, disinformation, and the filing of lawsuits (or threats of lawsuits) that would:
  • Eliminate Christian and historic faith symbols from government documents, buildings, and monuments
  • Ban public prayer in schools and at school functions
  • Deny Christians the right to use public facilities that are open to other groups
  • Prevent Christians from expressing their faith in the workplace
Through attacks like these, the ACLU and its allies have sought to limit the spread and influence of the Gospel in the United States.

The Alliance Defense Fund aims to keep that door open by providing 
case fundingstrategy and coordinationattorney training, and litigation to defend religious freedom..."
"...By God's grace, we are succeeding. We have helped win numerous court victories that:
  • Stopped discrimination against Christian employees
  • Enabled Christian groups to use public facilities on the same terms as other organizations
  • Preserved historic and Christian acknowledgement in public places
Despite these and many other successes, a great deal of work remains. By supporting the Alliance Defense Fund, you can help win the battle for religious liberty..."

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