Scalise joins effort to defend World War I memorial

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Bladensburg Peace Cross 2More than 100 members of the U.S. House and Senate have signed a letter asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case of a memorial in Maryland.

The memorial in question is the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, which was built in 1925 to honor men killed during World War One.

Texas-based First Liberty Institute is representing American Legion in the legal fight to preserve the Bladensburg Memorial.

On Capitol Hill, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) led the effort to get members of Congress to sign the letter urging the Supreme Court to take the case.

"We have over 100 House and Senate members that have now signed on," Scalise told the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" American Family Radio show recently.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) led the effort in the Senate, he said.

The American Humanist Association claims the memorial violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and has gotten a ruling in its favor from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Atheist groups typically argue that a public allowance of religious faith, such as prayers or crosses, is government endorsement of religion.

"Talk about the importance of the Kavanaugh confirmation being on the Supreme Court," Scalise told the radio program. "If the Supreme Court were to go 4-4 on this, that means the cross would be taken down."

The ruling could have further implications for crosses and other memorials, including those at Arlington National Cemetery, Scalise warned.


Editor's Note: American Family Radio is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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