In a move that doesn’t surprise me at all, the anti-Christian secret Muslim commie pinko President Obama has filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision against a giant cross on public land in Southern California.
The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow a 43-foot-tall cross that serves as a war memorial to remain atop Mount Soledad near San Diego, arguing the cross that has been there since 1954 is not an endorsement of religion.
The government should not be required “to tear down a cross that has stood without incident for 58 years as a highly venerated memorial to the nation’s fallen service members,” Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. said in a new appeal to the high court.
He urged the justices to reverse a decision of the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals that last year held the cross was primarily a Christian symbol and unconstitutional. Its prominent display on public land in La Jolla amounted to an official “endorsement of religion” in violation of the First Amendment, the judges said in a 3-0 ruling…
If the Supreme Court were to deny the appeal, Verrilli said the cross would have to be taken down. Such an act “unnecessarily fosters the very divisiveness” over religion that the Constitution was designed to avoid, he said.
Never mind that the whole “war memorial” excuse was invented after the placement of the cross was challenged. Prior to that, it was a place where Christians held services.