Philip Paulson

Philip Paulson passed away yesterday. Liver cancer. It wasn’t unexpected– he had known there wasn’t much time left– but it is still upsetting. He had fought for many years to remove the Mount Soledad cross from public property in San Diego. This year, President Bush transferred ownership of the cross to the Department of Defense in response to Paulson’s

An article on Paulson can be found here.

[tags]Philip Paulson, Mount Soledad, atheist, President Bush, Department of Defense[/tags]

  • DM Griesbach

    Wow, I’m not sure what to say. I just saw him like 3 weeks ago. This is very very sad news. His speech was amazing and moving. He will be missed.

  • txatheist

    I was stationed in San Diego and went to Mt. Soledad many times. It’s a spectacular view of San Diego, La Jolla and some of the pacific ocean. The cross doesn’t need to be there. I went in 10/01 to Mt. Soledad and there was a old veteran selling spaces on a monument for other veterans. At the time I wasn’t vocal about my atheism like I am now so I didn’t say anything but I don’t understand why a religious symbol is on public property. Can I erect a large atheist memorial next to it? (you decide what that would be)