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It is unbelievable.

As you know, there are many war memorials on display across America. In one section of Montana, in honor of the heroes who fought for our freedoms in World War II, a very special memorial was erected nearly 60 years ago.

A statue of Jesus was erected on a mountain top in Montana. As you can see from the picture below, the war memorial is similar to statues found throughout Europe that these war heroes may have seen as they served their country. Memorials that provided hope and comfort.

While this war memorial statue of Jesus has been an important part of the local community and has meant so much to veterans and their families, the Freedom From Religion Foundation calls the memorial “a ruse and a sham.” That’s right, this atheist organization, which continually challenges our nation’s heritage, is so upset about this memorial, they have filed a federal lawsuit in court in an effort to get this removed.

As one veteran put it, removing the statue would be “a slap in the face of the men and women who served their country and built this community.”

We are not standing by watching this travesty unfold. In fact, we are preparing to file a critical friend-of-the-court brief backing the continued display of the memorial – a brief that will send a powerful message to the court and to the atheist group.

The truth is there’s nothing unconstitutional about this memorial. And that’s exactly the point we will make with the court.

I know many of you would like to stand with us in this most important case. Now, you can. Add your name to our amicus brief – become part of our legal argument that will be submitted to the court.

It’s time Americans stand up to this flawed and feeble attempt to re-write our history and our heritage.

Jay Sekulow

 

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