Arkansas Committees Consider Ten Commandments, Other Monuments

Arkansas Committees Consider Ten Commandments, Other Monuments

Written by Don Byrd Last year, the Arkansas legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law, a misguided bill authorizing the display of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol. I wrote at the time that such a display is a...
Judge Rules 40-Foot Memorial Cross in Maryland Constitutional

Judge Rules 40-Foot Memorial Cross in Maryland Constitutional

Written by Don Byrd A federal judge in Maryland ruled that a large memorial cross on public land in Bladensburg is constitutional, even though it is a religious symbol, because it has a secular purpose – namely to memorialize fallen soldiers. The American...
9th Circuit Approves Ski Slope Jesus Statue on Government Land

9th Circuit Approves Ski Slope Jesus Statue on Government Land

Written by Don Byrd A statute of Jesus on the Big Mountain ski slope in Montana, publicly owned land controlled by the National Forest Service, does not violate the constitutional separation of church and state, according to a ruling yesterday by the 9th Circuit Court...