This post is by Jesse Galef
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Salazar v. Buono, the case about an 8-foot-tall cross erected as a war memorial on government property. Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State had a great write-up on it last week on the AU blog.
Last night Stephen Colbert weighed in on the issue with a great segment:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|The Word – Symbol-Minded|
I loved “America may be a deeply Christian nation, but people of all faiths are welcome here to worship Jesus in their own way.” (This is silly, but often used with ‘God’ replacing ‘Jesus’. Suddenly it’s not quite as absurd, is it?)
Colbert, riffing on Justice Scalia, also made a point to say “Since [the cross] represents everybody, shouldn’t we use it to represent every religion? Or symbolize no religion! Atheists can have crosses too – they can use them to replace whatever traditionally represents their lack of belief!” as the side text read “A Smug Look?”