@Bob A. BoheyThe constitution does not require it.They
only thing is require is that if congress makes a law that it does not favor a
particular religious organization (establishment).The monument
obviously does not do that, in fact, congress did not even fund it or have
anything to do with it. It is a local concern. The federal constitution does not
If the current interpretation of the first amendment is what the founding
fathers had in mind, I wonder why the words "In God We Trust" were
allowed to go on the dollar bill. Removing religious views/monuments from our
public areas IS silencing speech. Freedom OF religion is not freedom FROM
religion, and removing the religious voice from the public sphere is just as
wrong as removing the voice of atheists. I would also disprove of removal of a
privately funded monument to Buddha, Mohammed, Atheism, Secularism or even
Satan. If the city were only allowing placement of monuments that reflected
Judeo-Christian Values than I would have a problem with keeping this monument on
public land, but that appears, at least given the information in this article,
not to be the case.
Another major discombobulation of the so called "Establishment Clause".
The First Amendment doesn't mean what it has been interpreted to mean. And
the Constitution says nothing about a wall of separation between government and
church. This monument is no more of an establishment of religion than the
memorial crosses for the fallen Highway Patrol officers.
I have always thought we wear good people. Kinda rude awakening to know the lies
being told. If ya don't stand for something you'll fall for any thing.
A first grader knows the answer to this problem. The monument MUST be removed
per the U.S. Constitution. The founding fathers were wise and saw it fit to
protect the citizenry's freedom from religion.
Separation of church and state! A concept that Utah needs to adopt.
If the city's defense is successful, there are surely some Catholics there
who would like to erect a monument with all the unambiguous teachings of Jesus
about divorce, and the status of 2nd spouses as adulterers and adulteresses.
It's very clear, its in the Bible, nobody should be offended at the words