Federal court rules cross statue on public land in Md unconsitutional

This is a big win for separation of church and state.

A U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit upheld a ruling that a 40 foot tall Jesus cross has no place on public …

The towering cross was built in 1925 with money from the American Legion and private families. It wasn’t until 1961 that the land fell under public maintenance, with taxpayers footing the bill for upkeep. The ruling said that this “excessively entangles the government in religion,” and that the issue could be resolved by altering the shape of the cross or moving it.

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