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Todd Starnes: How do Americans really feel about war memorials (as atheists fight to tear them down)?

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February 13, 2019
How do Americans Feel About Memorials | First Liberty

In 1919 mothers who lost their sons in World War I designed a cross-shaped memorial in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The American Legion was tasked with building the cross-shaped memorial and it was dedicated in 1925.

And now, nearly 100 years later, atheists and humanists want to tear down what the American Legion and the mothers of the dead had erected.

I write about this purging in my new book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.”

HONORING THE FALLEN WITH A CROSS IS NOT ‘ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION’ – MAY SCOTUS SET THINGS RIGHT IN 2019

In November the Supreme Court agreed to hear The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, a case that could determine the fate of war memorials across the nation.

The American Humanist Association argues that the memorial violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution because it’s in the shape of a cross and sits on public property.

First Liberty Institute, a law firm that specializes in religious liberty cases, is representing The American Legion.

“For nearly 100 years the families of these 49 sons of Prince George’s County have considered the Bladensburg Veterans Memorial their sons’ gravestone,” First Liberty Institute president Kelly Shackelford said.

A new survey conducted by George Barna of Metaformation indicates that an overwhelming number of Americans, young and old, believe the war memorial should not be torn down.

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