Supreme Court on Church Vs. State Case: Cross to Stay on Public Land

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The Supreme Court has come to a verdict in the separation of church and state, as Justices have ruled that a 40-foot tall cross can remain on public land in Maryland.

The symbol was erected nearly a century ago as a World War I memorial. Atheists sued to have the cross moved or changed.

In the seven-to-two decision, the court majority wrote that the cross “has become a prominent community landmark, and its removal or radical alteration at this date would be seen by many not as a neutral act, but as the manifestation of a hostility toward religion that has no place in our traditions.”

The national correspondent for The Tablet and Crux, Christopher White, has been reporting on the challenge to the cross since it started. He joins us in studio to discuss the Supreme Court’s latest decision.