There is a reason militant atheists always seem so unpleasant when they come on TV to hector us. If they were nice people, they wouldn’t devote their energy to eradicating all traces of Christianity:
AnnMarie Devaney agreed to remove a 5-foot cross she put up on the side of a road in Lake Elsinore [California] to honor her 19-year-old son Anthony, who was struck by a car and killed two years ago… The American Humanist Association in Washington, D.C., caught wind of the cross and sent her a demand letter dated March 4 calling for her to remove it.
Militant atheists are able to make these imperious demands because they know liberal judges will back them up in their absurd proposition that the First Amendment — which guarantees religious liberty — actually forbids anything that reminds moonbats of Christians on government property.
Radical environmentalists employ a similar strategy, but instead of counting on fellow traveler judges to back them up from within the system, they work with the comparably tyrannical EPA.
This isn’t the American Humanist Association’s only success in Lake Elsinore:
The association reportedly just got a judge to agree to block the installation of a monument outside Diamond Stadium in the same town, which is southeast of Los Angeles. It depicted a soldier kneeling before a cross-topped grave.
With the Anthony Devaney memorial, people are putting up some resistance. When AnnMarie Devaney went to the site of her son’s death to remove the cross at the insistence of the “humanists,” she
was met at the scene by a throng of supporters who planted crosses of their own.
“They said they have to take that one down,” Doug Johnson, a Riverside resident who traveled to the site with his daughter and six home-made crosses, told The Riverside Press-Enterprise. “But they didn’t say anything about putting another one up.”
For every cross authoritarians destroy in the name of “tolerance,” a dozen more should rise.
On a tip from Mr. Mentalo. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.