On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of allowing the Bladensburg Peace Cross to stand at a busy intersection in Maryland.
For nearly 100 years, this memorial has stood in honor of the 49 heroes of Prince George’s County who sacrificed their lives in WWI.
Claiming to be offended by the cross, however, the American Humanist Association took legal action to remove the memorial, which was originally built on private property with private funds.
Public displays of the cross are increasingly under attack. Attorney with First Liberty, Jeremy Dys, warned what might come next. “If this memorial is desecrated or bulldozed to the ground, it’s only a matter of time before the wrecking ball turns on the two World War I crosses in Arlington National Cemetery…”
TFP Student Action volunteers did not wait for the Supreme Court’s ruling to take a stand. Nearly fifty young Americans attending the TFP Call to Chivalry Camp traveled to Maryland on June 15 to defend the memorial cross (see video below).
“We will never give up the cross,” read their banner on display at the foot of the cross, visible to cars passing by.
Contempt for Christian symbols is not new. Communist regimes attacked the Cross. Islamic terrorists attack the Cross. And now — on our own soil — secular humanists are attempting to stamp out the most exalted symbol of Christianity.
At the base of the Cross we read “courage, valor, endurance and devotion.”
Those virtues are needed in this new battle for the soul of America. Because, if the Cross falls, civilization falls.
Thank God, a new generation is fighting back, fully aware that America will only be great in the measure that we remain standing at the foot of the Cross, “One Nation Under God.”
As seen on TFPStudentAction.org.