A towering Latin cross that sits atop Mt. Soledad in California is not a generic symbol of military sacrifice, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
Earlier this week, we heard reports that someone had stolen the Latin cross that was the subject of the recent Supreme Court decision, Salazar v. Buono.
As you may recall, Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an opinion that likely paves the way for the religious symbol to remain in the Mojave National Preserve. He said that the cross was not merely a religious symbol, but could serve as a memorial for all those who have fought for our country.
It's been a little while since we've had an update on the Mt. Soledad cross controversy, but today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is finally hearing oral arguments to decide if this cross is a religious symbol or a generic and secular emblem of death.
It seems like it would be such an obvious answer – the cross represents Christianity!
And that's just what Alex Luchenitser, AU's senior litigation counsel, told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
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