Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Texas-Based Non-Profit Joins Fight To Keep Mt. Soledad Cross
The Liberty Institute, a nonprofit firm based in Dallas with the goal of "promoting Judeo-Christian" values, are taking the fight over the Mount Soledad Cross to the Supreme Court, reports the Associated Press.
Besides the nonprofit, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart have teamed up to try and undo a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that deemed the memorial was unconstitutional.
"An upcoming battle involves the Mount Soledad Memorial, a 29-foot-tall Latin cross erected as a veterans memorial and located in San Diego with religious symbols from other faiths surrounding," reads a message posted on the group's website.
"It is outrageous to think that a memorial placed over 75 years ago by veterans could be the object of such anger, but this is worth fighting for. If even one memorial is torn down, it will mean that no memorial with any kind of religious imagery is safe."
Representatives from the Liberty Institute are expected to file their petition on Thursday.
More like this:
- Bikers for Christ roll up to Mt. Soledad — Aug. 7, 2014
- Memorial Day celebration in San Diego County — May 25, 2013
- Mt. Soledad Cross Case Not Supreme Court's Cross To Bear — June 25, 2012
- Ninth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider Soledad Cross Ruling — Oct. 14, 2011
- Appeals Court Says Mount Soledad Cross Unconstitutional — Jan. 4, 2011