August 19th, 2010, 12:28 PM #1
Apparently, they are Transgressions.
I had asked in this thread if the memorials to fallen Utah troopers(8ft high crosses) were transgressions or memorials. That thread is 3 years old, and I will not revive it due to some peoples' sensibilities.
3 years ago this issue was handed over to the Federal court. Yesterday, the federal court passed down their verdict. The memorials to the fallen troopers are apparently transgressions, considered unconstitutional because of the apparent "endorsement of Christianity."
Federal appeals court says highways' crosses are unconstitutional
By Bill Mears, CNN Senior Producer
August 18, 2010 5:42 p.m. EDT
Washington (CNN) -- Memorial crosses erected along Utah public roads to honor fallen state highway troopers have been found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the 14 large crosses would be viewed by most passing motorists as "government's endorsement of Christianity."
"We hold that these memorials have the impermissible effect of conveying to the reasonable observer the message that the state prefers or otherwise endorses a certain religion," concluded the Denver, Colorado-based court. The state of Utah and a private trooper association have the option of appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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