PLANO, TX. Dec., 08 /Covenant News Wire Service/ — The American Legion filed a brief today in the U.S. Supreme Court case, McCreary County v. ACLU, which will determine the public display of the Ten Commandments in a Kentucky courthouse.
The American Legion is a patriotic, war-time veteran’s organization consisting of approximately 2.7 million members- men and women- in nearly 14,000 American Legion Posts worldwide, including Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
The Legion urged the court to protect the public displays of religious imagery and preserve our nation’s veterans’ memorials.
For example, the brief states that without protection from this court, countless veterans memorials will come under fire in the future, dishonoring the memory of those that gave their lives and disheartening the millions of war veterans that find solace in such memorials.
“Many courts have gotten out of control in their attempt to remove the religious vestiges of this country. This case is an opportunity to put a stop to this madness, and in the process to protect our veterans’ memorials across the country,” said Kelly Shackelford, chief council for Liberty Legal Institute.
The case will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court in late February or early March 2005.
“Courts have begun to bulldoze a number of our veterans’ memorials because they contain religious symbols, including Ten Commandments displays. This dishonors the incredible sacrifice of the sons and daughters of this nation who died for something greater than themselves,” Shackelford said.
The Liberty Legal Institute is a legal organization committed to the defense of religious freedoms and First Amendment rights. To speak Hiram Sasser, director of litigation, or Kelly Shackelford, chief council, contact Heather Price, phone: 972-423-8889 ext. 102.
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