Faith Organizations will hold Celebration Rally and Prayer Vigil at Mt. Soledad after Supreme Court Justice Kennedy issued a Stay on the case
The vigil will be held, at the Mt. Soledad cross, on Monday, July 3rd at 3:00 P.M.
The rally will be sponsored by The Christian Defense Coalition, Generation Life and Survivors.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition based in Washington, D.C., states, “We applaud Justice Kennedy for affirming the First Amendment and religious liberty in the public square. It is important to remember that the Constitution promises freedom “of” religion not freedom “from” religion. The Mt. Soledad Cross has stood as powerful symbol of America’s support for our sons and daughters who have served in the Armed Forces for over 50 years. We pray this is the dawning of a new day in which public expressions of faith will no longer be crushed or trampled.”
Brandi Swindell, National Director of Generation Life, comments, “It is a shame that the removal of the Mt. Soledad Cross was ever an issue. It is clear that the American people believe strongly in upholding public expressions of faith. The stay issued by Justice Kennedy is a reflection of 76% of the public who have supported the display of this cross. This emerging generation understands the importance of religious liberty and the public display of sacred symbols. Let this be the first step in ending religious discrimination and bigotry.”
Katie Rollino, aged 16 and a member of Survivors, adds, “As the granddaughter of Korean War veteran and a Christian activist for my generation, I applaud the courageous action of Justice Kennedy.”
Joey Pfeifer, also of Survivors, ” As representatives of the younger generation in America we are pleased to hear that the Mt. Soledad cross has been temprarily saved by the Untied States Supreme Court.”
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