A Peace Cross on Public Property: A Violation of Establishment?

“On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court [heard] arguments about the constitutionality of the 40-foot Peace Cross on government property in Bladensburg, Md., a memorial for local fallen World War I soldiers. Many Americans might see a case like this and assume that keeping the cross means solidifying Christianity’s dominance in American society. To the contrary, protecting these symbols helps religious diversity, because getting rid of the cross also means getting rid of the government accommodations and acknowledgments that religious minorities need in order to thrive.”

— Asma T. Uddin, Why keeping the 40-foot Peace Cross might be good for religious minorities, Religious Freedom Center / Freedom Forum Institute

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