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-Mt. Soledad Cross Controversy Settled After 25 Years

by Dr. D ~ July 23rd, 2015


   (Mount Soledad Memorial Cross: Wikipedia)

The 25 year Mt. Soledad controversy over the prominent cross displayed at a war memorial in San Diego CA has finally been settled. There have been millions spent on lawsuits and court cases over that time and voters in San Diego even voted to sell the property but the action was blocked by a judge. Now once and for all it appears that it has finally been settled. Here’s the story from Christianity Today:

The quarter-century controversy over the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial has finally ended, after the US Department of Defense sold the government land on which the 29-foot cross stood.  …

Supporters of the memorial celebrated the sale.

"Today’s actions will ensure that the memorial will continue to stand in honor of our veterans for decades to come,” said Liberty Institute attorney Hiram Sasser in a statement. “This is a great victory for the veterans who originally placed this memorial and the Korean War veterans the memorial honors.”

The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association (MSMA), which has long provided upkeep for the cross, paid $1.4 million for the memorial’s half-acre of land.  …

Constructed in 1954, the iconic war memorial honors nearly 4,000 veterans and stands between the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego freeway. Surrounding walls display granite plaques that commemorate veterans of varying religious convictions.

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Response: We have followed this story from the beginning. For years the opponents of the cross complained that it was ‘unconstitutional’ since it was on public land. However every time the government tried to resolve the issue by selling the land it was block by these same folks. The fact is, the opponents of the cross keep the controversy going because they really did not want it legally resolved unless the cross was actually taken down.

It is a war memorial after all and other religious symbols are also displayed at the site. But it was the fact that the cross could be seen for miles that seemed to bother the opponents. The cross will still be there but now it is on ‘private’ land. This is a well deserved victory.

Here’s some of my posts from the past on this issue:

-Mt. Soledad Cross: DOJ Holding Secret Meetings with ACLU?

-Supreme Court Sends Mt. Soledad Cross Case Back to District Court

-Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Mt. Soledad Memorial Cross Case for Now

-9th Circuit Rules Mt. Soledad Cross Unconstitutional


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