Family Research Council

In King, NC, Faith Still a Crowning Achievement


By Tony Perkins
August 01, 2014

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Leave it to a city called King to throw a royal fit over Christianity! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. In North Carolina, a local war memorial is the sight of another battle -- over religious freedom. For the last several years, people in King have supported our troops with a statue of a soldier standing over a cross-shaped grave. But as far as one veteran is concerned, the only thing the city should be bowing to is political correctness. With the help of an atheist group, he's suing the city to take it down. Initially, the city council caved -- but reconsidered when 5,000 people showed up at a protest rally in a 7,000-person town. Even he American Legion got involved. "To any reasonable observer," they said, "the kneeling soldier statue depicts the sacrifice of all members of the Armed Forces and does not... endorse religion." Let's hope the courts agree -- or the only thing King will be memorializing is people's rights.

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