Atheists Force Woman to Remove Cross Honoring Dead Son
There has been so much news lately of schools, organizations, and individuals being harassed by atheist groups, but this one sets a new low. In this case, a grieving mother erected a roadside cross where her son was killed, and now an atheist group has forced her to take it down. What is wrong with these people???
As reported by The Press Enterprise, a roadside cross was erected for 19-year-old Anthony Vincent Devaney who in May 2012 was killed crossing a street.
The association’s demand letter dated March 4 came a week after a U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of the group’s legal challenge to Lake Elsinore’s proposed veterans memorial. That monument would have depicted a soldier kneeling in front of crosses and Stars of David.
Representatives of the association said they were prepared to challenge the city again if it didn’t ensure the Devaneys’ cross came down. The organization, which represents atheists and other nonreligious individuals, released a statement Thursday expressing gratitude the cross was being removed.
This is absolutely outrageous! We see these types of crosses all the time. It is a small remembrance of a loved one and a constant reminder that life is precious. What is the problem here?
As NBC 4 in Southern California reports, the mother, Ann Marie Devaney, feels like she is “losing her son again.”
Devaney’s removal of her cross did not go unnoticed, however. As Fox News reports, when Devaney took down her cross, more appeared.
grieving California mom who, under pressure from an atheist group, went to the site where her son was killed to remove a memorial cross was met at the scene by a throng of supporters who planted crosses of their own.
“They said they have to take that one down,” Doug Johnson, a Riverside resident who traveled to the site with his daughter and six home-made crosses, told The Riverside Press-Enterprise. “But they didn’t say anything about putting another one up.”
What’s even more frustrating is all of this was spurred on by the complaint of ONE resident. That’s when the atheist group pounced. What happened to the rights of the majority? We see it all the time… schools banning Christmas so as not to offend one person. Instead, they offend MOST of the people!
A thousand crosses should appear at that intersection. And as they are taken down, even more should appear. This country has completely lost its common sense, and it will continue to do so until people fight back.