This is pretty vile. The Liberty Institute (a Christian group) is co-opting Memorial Day in order to convince people that religious emblems (like the Mount Soledad Cross) ought to exist on public land. Specifically, they’re promoting this video called “Don’t Tear Me Down”:
The video basically implies if you support church-state separation, you have some sort of grudge against the troops.
Of course, all these religious monuments are already allowed on church lawns or private grounds. That’s not what the religious groups want, though. They want Christianity promoted by the government through these monuments. They act like following the law is somehow anti-Christian. Groups like the ACLU and FFRF have nothing but respect for soldiers, including Christian ones.
Standing up for the Constitution by moving these monuments to private groups is a way to honor the troops, not disrespect them. It takes pretty despicable people to use the troops’ sacrifices to support some crazy theocratic bucket list.
(via Steel City Skeptics)