A federal appeals court today ruled that the Mount Soledad Memorial Cross is unconstitutional (though they didn’t say that the landmark must be removed.) The ruling came down from Judge M. Margaret McKeown, whose office is just miles from the cross. McKeown was appointed to the bench by President Clinton in 1998.
Judge McKeown claimed that having the cross on federal land was a violation of the Establishment Clause.
So the United States Government has now established an official state church because the Defense Department has a cross at a war memorial? So which Christian denomination is the new official religion of the United States? I’d like Judge McKeown to enlighten us.
Judge McKeown has fallen for that old canard that the federal government has suddenly adopted an official state church just because it permits a religious symbol on federal land.
I’m sure her crusade won’t stop in California. She’ll next take aim at that carving of Moses at the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. And California sent a statue of Blessed Junipero Serra to be honored in the Rotunda at the United States Capitol. Does that make Catholicism the official religion of the United States or just California?