In 1994 the site became part of a national preserve, and the ACLU then began suing to remove the cross, claiming it was unconstitutionally located on government property. The litigation went on and on. In 2003, Congress ordered a land swap to take the cross off public land, but a court said that was not acceptable. The cross was covered up with a big tarp so no one could see it and be offended. But that didn't satisfy the atheists. Then, the cross was stolen. Someone then erected a replica af the original cross. but park service officials ordered that removed, saying that any cross is a violation of the court order. More lawsuits, more litigation ensued. Congress tried giving the land to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, but a judge ruled that was illegal.
Finally, after more court proceedings, a settlement this year allows the government to convey a small piece of park land to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in exchange for five acres of land elsewhere that was privately donated. The VFW has a 7-foot steel cross all ready to erect a national war memorial on a new spot where the land is now privately owned and maintained.
Christians must realize that they are under attack from the atheists who are waging an organized campaign to remove every religious symbol from public view.
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