Family Research Council

Faith Can Move Mountains, But Can It Move Mountain Statues?


By Tony Perkins
July 03, 2013

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America's on a slippery slope when it comes to faith. And at one ski resort, it was on the slippery slopes! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Religious intolerance is hitting its peak in this country. And for the last several months, that peak's been on Montana's Big Mountain. For 60 years, a life-sized Jesus statue from the Knights of Columbus has been greeting skiers on a run on public land. Two years ago, the Freedom From Religion Foundation tried to evict the statue by suing the government. They argued that when the Forest Service gave the Knights a permit, they were somehow establishing a state religion. Even an Obama appointee saw through that logic, and ruled the Jesus statue could stay. In his decision, Judge Dana Christensen said a reasonable observer would never conclude that the government was endorsing Christianity. Unfortunately, there's never been anything reasonable about the Freedom From Religion Foundation. But thankfully on this mountain, fighting faith will be an uphill climb.

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