SUPREME COURT DIVIDED OVER A CROSS ACCUSED OF VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION
by Moody Adams “The Supreme Court appeared divided between conservatives and liberals Wednesday over whether a cross on federal park land in California violates the Constitution,” The Associated Press reports. “The cross, on an outcrop known as Sunrise Rock, has been covered in plywood for the past several years following federal court rulings that it violates the First Amendment prohibition. Court papers describe the cross as being 5 feet to 8 feet tall.”
President Obama argues that the Congressional decision to transfer ownership of the cross from the Mojave National Preserve to private ownership should take care of any constitutional question. But the ACLU argues against this.
The Bible speaks of the cross being offensive “…the offence of the cross…” (Galatians 5:11). And so it has been through the ages. The cross offends people. And why does the cross offend? It is because it tells mankind, “You are moral failures, sinners, who deserve to be executed, but Christ took your place on the cross.