Rev. Austin Miles, a chaplain in Northern California is a writer and historian. He is the author of Santa's Surprising Origins, a story that received worldwide circulation and resulted in him being cast in the 2004 Hallmark Christmas Movie titled, Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus. He played the mall Santa who magically received the gift of sign language.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

General • *Breaking-Supremes Debating Mojave Cross Case

Today the US Supreme Court is hearing arguments regarding a war memorial cross in a remote area of the Mojave Desert due to a complaint of one man who doesn’t even live in the area of the “offensive” cross. He lives in Oregon. The first to report the news from the court is Concerned Women of America, and their press release is below.

The Court and The Cross
Supreme Court to decide fate of Veterans’ Cross in Mojave Desert
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /Christian Newswire/—Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Salazar vs. Buono, better known as the Mojave Desert Cross case. World War I veterans erected a cross 75 years ago on land that was open range to honor those who had died serving America in the war. In 1994, the Clinton Administration federalized the land. The ACLU sued to remove the cross, which is literally in a desert and difficult to find, on behalf of a former National Park Service worker who lives in Oregon. The case will impact all “religious displays” on federal land.

Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, stated at a press conference:
“The cross is the most profound symbol of the most humble act of service—to lay down one’s life for another. It was veterans who chose the cross to symbolize the service of their brothers and sisters in the military who laid down their lives to keep our country free.

“It’s quite telling that the ACLU and atheists’ response is not an alternate symbol. They have nothing to offer in place of the cross. Instead they cover up the cross with ugly plywood. They oppress, they censor, they silence the most profound message that can be offered to our country.

“So the Supreme Court has the opportunity now to do the right thing and to honor those who give their lives for our country and to respect the religious views of the majority of Americans, particularly those who founded our country. They have the opportunity to recognize that our country is in fact founded on Judeo-Christian principles. The Supreme Court has the opportunity to do the right thing and allow the cross to stand.

“If they choose otherwise, they will then have to bulldoze Arlington Cemetery. Next will be scratching off ‘In God We Trust’ from our coins and dollar bills and sandblasting Biblical quotes and symbols from our nation’s most revered buildings and memorials.”

Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.

Our thanks to Concerned Women for America for being on top of this important breaking story.

 

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