Two weeks ago the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the remote Mojave Desert cross that honored dead American veterans. The High Court allowed the cross to stand while the battle raged over the cross. The cross has since been stolen. It disappeared either late Sunday or early Monday morning. Somebody actually cut the bolts holding the cross.
The cross has been in the desert for the past 75 years, and during that time it has been vandalized many times. There is no motive available for the latest vandalism. Both sides of the debate over the cross have condemned the theft of the monument to those who died serving our country.
The American Legion demands justice for their cross, and the American Civil Liberties Union says that they believe in the rule of law and do not want the cross to be vandalized or stolen â€“ they want the courts to decide the crossâ€™s ultimate fate.
There is no word yet on if the cross will be allowed to be rebuilt. What do you think should happen? Is this a church and state separation issue?
Source: Yahoo News
Copyright: Kate James May 12, 2010