Atheistic group rejects call for appeal in Bladensburg Cross case

Court has held symbol violates church-state separation

A 40-foot tall cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, though it is used to symbolize noble patriotic sacrifice, an atheistic organization stated Monday in papers filed in a federal appeals court. “Using a Christian cross as a war memorial does not make the ...

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