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← Rhode Island cross controversy - legitimate or petty?

severalspeciesof's Avatar Jump to comment 126 by severalspeciesof

Comment 105, severalspecies of,

I suspect the cross in this case IS religious in nature (though it CAN fullfill other purposes)

How could a Latin cross not be a religious one? What do you mean?

Going to try and get some sleep now...

Good discussion.

I see your point, which actually reinforces (I hope) the gist of what I was trying to say. That even if one allows for the historical factor to keep the cross, in the end the cross IS religious and is giving respect (establishing preference) to christianity if other religious symbols are rejected. That, in the end, is in violation of the 1st amendment...

If this should go to court, it would be in the best interests of the fire department to make it abundantly clear that other religious symbols would be more than welcome on memorials, if they want to keep the cross...

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:29:52 UTC | #938414