Supreme Court Takes Bladensburg Cross Case Opposed by Atheists

A veterans' memorial located in Bladensburg, Maryland, the target of atheists wanting it destroyed or defaced, appears to be on the way to a favorable decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys representing the American Legion, which erected the cross shortly after World War I, believes the justices may also clarify a criteria called the Lemon test, so there is less confusion in federal courts and fewer complaints against religious monuments. (Liberty Institute photo)

Christian Post – The United States Supreme Court will hear an appeal on whether a 40-foot tall cross dedicated to Americans who served in the First World War will be removed from public property. Over the past few years, the Bladensburg cross has been the subject of a legal battle centered on if the memorial violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

In an order issued last Friday, the high court agreed to hear the consolidated cases of America Legion, et al. v. American Humanist Association and Maryland-National Capital Park v. American Humanist Association, et al.

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