Appeals Court Ruins Utah State Trooper Memorial

It seems that a general, American in memoriam symbol is too complicated for some Federal Appeals Court judges. Apparently, "A reasonable observer" would have no choice but to conclude that a set of memorial crosses is an outright endorsement of Christianity over any other religion.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The 14 crosses erected along Utah roads to commemorate fallen state Highway Patrol troopers convey a state preference for Christianity and are a violation of the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

The ruling reverses a 2007 decision by a federal district judge that said the crosses communicate a secular message about deaths and were not a public endorsement of religion. It's the latest in a recent rash of mixed-bag rulings on the public use of crosses.

A three-judge panel from Denver's 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its 38-page ruling that a "reasonable observer" would conclude that the state and the Utah Highway Patrol were endorsing Christianity with the cross memorials.


The lawsuit was filed by an Atheist group out of Texas. Which gives me an idea:
I'm about to file a lawsuit against these stupid Atheist groups... A lawsuit to Get a Fuckin Life