American Humanist Association

Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, Bladensburg, Md.

Fourth Circuit: 90-Year-Old Cross-Shaped Monument to WW1 Dead Is Illegal

Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered the removal of a Bladensburg, Maryland, World War I memorial because its 40-foot tall cross shape violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, reversing a lower court ruling that would have preserved the monument and drawing impassioned reactions from litigants and observers throughout the week.

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Atheist Group Demands Removal of Texas Courthouse Nativity Scene

A humanist, atheist organization is demanding that a local Texas courthouse remove a Christmas nativity scene display, saying it unconstitutionally endorses Christianity. The organization claims the nativity was bought with taxpayer dollars and clearly endorses the Christian faith.