When is a Christian Symbol not a Christian Symbol?

In 1925, a cross was erected in Bladensburg, Maryland, to commemorate the lives of forty-nine local men who lost their lives fighting in World War I. Though maintained on public land with public dollars, the Supreme Court ruled this week that the cross does not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Essentially, the Court held that a Christian symbol isn’t always a Christian symbol.

“ After the First World War, the picture of row after row of plain white crosses marking the overseas graves of soldiers who had lost their lives in…



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Dustin Arand

Lawyer turned stay-at-home dad. I write about philosophy, culture, and law. Author of the book “Truth Evolves”. Top writer in History, Culture, and Politics.