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Calif. Shamefully Scrubs Cross From Its Seal

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California federal judge Christina A. Snyder (Legal Newsline)

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Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016 01:07 PM Current | Bio | Archive

For those of you still on the fence, the most compelling proof of the truth and effectiveness of Christianity are the atheist’s continual attempts to completely scrub all mention of Christ and his church from the public square.
 
The latest to make the news is a lawsuit filed in federal court that contends the mere presence of a cross atop a depiction of the San Gabriel Mission on the seal of the city of Los Angeles is an unconstitutional state establishment of religion.

Unfortunately the dispute landed on the docket of a judge who is either gullible, ignorant, or simply not very smart.

District Judge Christina Snyder ruled that small, white cross on the city’s seal “places the county's power, prestige and purse behind a single religion, Christianity.”

If that’s not power, I don’t know what is.

The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times and I rarely see eye to eye, but this is one of those times. The Times called the decision, “ . . . the wrong decision for the wrong reason.”

The editorial continues: “The problem with the judge's ruling, although well supported, is that it fails to give proper weight to the iconic role of missions in California history.

"A city or county seal is intended to give visual representation to the history of a community; of what it was that made us what we are today.

"The role of the missions was critical in that historical perspective, in Los Angeles as well as here in Ventura County.”

I’ll say. In contrast, Ventura County self–censored and cropped the top of the of representation of the San Buenaventura Mission so closely it completely eliminated the cross.

Now it looks like Taco Bell played an important role in the founding of the country. 

This whitewashing of the past smacks of Soviet propaganda minions removing individuals who had been purged from photographs that also contained Stalin.

There was one famous military review photo where the crowd on the grandstand around “Uncle Joe” kept getting smaller and smaller as the terror consumed new victims.

Are school field trips to California missions now verboten, too since driving a government school bus to a Christian building could be seen as placing the “the county's power, prestige and purse behind a single religion, Christianity?

I think the Times provided an analysis I can’t improve upon. “We support the position that the intent of the Los Angeles seal . . . is to accurately reflect a mission that includes a cross and represent its role in the creation of the community. The intent is not to support the Catholic Church or Christianity, but to be sure that the seal includes this historic visual icon.”

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.



 

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