16 August 2006

Ordinary Veterans are Christian Crusaders Thanks to GOP Legislation

Technically, we honor all veterans. We have to say that because of the lawyers and all. But the true heroes, of course, are the Christians. And so it is fitting that we acknowledge and memorialize the fact that when a soldier fights for America, he also fights for the supremacy of Christ:

Bush signed a bill sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) that designates the 43-foot cross and the city land beneath it as a federal war memorial under control of the Department of Defense.

A federal judge in May declared the cross a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state and ordered it removed by Aug. 2. That order was stayed last month by the U.S. Supreme Court until other legal issues can be resolved.

Cross proponents believe that shifting ownership of the land to the federal government will invalidate the judge's ruling and make it more difficult for opponents to prevail because the U.S. Constitution is more flexible about religious icons on federal property than the state Constitution is about city land.

[LA Times...]

Sorry, Sgt. Shapiro, hope you understand. You’ll feel better after a bowl of matzo ball soup.

Schmidt, Chabot and Boehner all voted for this bill.

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