Esti Allina-Turnauer
Esti Allina-Turnauer

I think it matters more that it honors the vets, not a particular religion. Freedom From Religion appear to be a kind of hate group from their actions. What do the VETS think about this memorial? Do THEY feels honored by it? I think that's ALL that matters.

Bill Skaggs
Bill Skaggs
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Then remove the cross and replace it with one that doesn't favor Christianity. What's the problem with that? Do you think that non-Christian vets feel that this memorializes them?

Shelia Tussey
Shelia Tussey

Tell them not to look at it. We have as much right to worship as they have not to. They don't have the right to force their beliefs on us believers.

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • Shelia Tussey

I'm an athiest, I do not agree with your vet memorial being taken down in the least either and not only that but just to let you know, being athiest means you don't actually have any belief to be able to enforce on you in the first place! I agree however, that everybody has the right to their own beliefs, of course, and I would also say that for the believers, they have no right to enforce their belief's onto us either!!! I don't believe anybody should try enforcing their belief or lack of...

I'm an athiest, I do not agree with your vet memorial being taken down in the least either and not only that but just to let you know, being athiest means you don't actually have any belief to be able to enforce on you in the first place! I agree however, that everybody has the right to their own beliefs, of course, and I would also say that for the believers, they have no right to enforce their belief's onto us either!!! I don't believe anybody should try enforcing their belief or lack of on anybody else no, but we all have the right to an opinion and to speak surely? Please understand, somebody being an athiest does not make them a "bad person" and they certainly don't have any beliefs anyway.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Shelia Tussey

Shelia, of course you do, just on private property. Christians do not own public parks. You are free to put up whatever religious symbols you like on your own property. However, publics parks are a domain you erect your permanent religious symbols on.

Jennifer Rowan
Jennifer Rowan

My husband is a Vietnam vet, but both of us resist this sort of mindnumbing knee-jerk patriotism. Who are the people who want this removed and why? (Why not provide us with complete information about this situation?) If people want it removed because this memorial is little more than a Christian cross with a plaque, then I must agree; instead, replace this overtly Christian memorial with one that is inclusive and does not hold associations with any one particular religion - surely we can...

My husband is a Vietnam vet, but both of us resist this sort of mindnumbing knee-jerk patriotism. Who are the people who want this removed and why? (Why not provide us with complete information about this situation?) If people want it removed because this memorial is little more than a Christian cross with a plaque, then I must agree; instead, replace this overtly Christian memorial with one that is inclusive and does not hold associations with any one particular religion - surely we can employ less spiritually charged symbols in the 21st century!

Rachel Thurman
Rachel Thurman
  • Jennifer Rowan

As a person who was born and raised in Coos Bay, I can tell you that this memorial has been in this city park for more than 4 decades. The government did not pay for it and those who placed it there intended it not as a religious symbol so much as a way to remember those who gave all so that we could have the freedom we have today. I was at the meeting last night, and was one of the less than 200 that came early enough to make it through the door. Hundreds stood outside. Out of all of...

As a person who was born and raised in Coos Bay, I can tell you that this memorial has been in this city park for more than 4 decades. The government did not pay for it and those who placed it there intended it not as a religious symbol so much as a way to remember those who gave all so that we could have the freedom we have today. I was at the meeting last night, and was one of the less than 200 that came early enough to make it through the door. Hundreds stood outside. Out of all of those speaking, only 4 wanted it removed. The group demanding the removal of the monument is from Wisconsin.

Elissa Donahue
Elissa Donahue
  • Jennifer Rowan

these people the freedom of religion are retaliating because christianity is against gay marriages. over half of their member are homosexuals

Mielang Gamble
Mielang Gamble
  • Jennifer Rowan

To Jennifer Rowan, what did you all fight for? This nation was founded on freedom of religion. Why let a few take away everything that pertains to our religion? What is the use of our soldiers fighting for our freedom if we let people here take them away?

Adam Kutz
Adam Kutz

Really that's like saying take all the caskets out of the ground

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • Adam Kutz

pretty much! It's just wrong that.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Adam Kutz

This is an unproductive non sequitur.

Jill Cooke
Jill Cooke
  • Adam Kutz

No Adam, it;s not.

Terry Klima
Terry Klima

Remove the Cross from a Veteran's cemetery? Are the elected officials really contemplating this?

Rachel Thurman
Rachel Thurman
  • Terry Klima

It's in a city park, not a cemetery.....but that shouldn't matter. SAVE THE MEMORIAL!

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • Terry Klima

Well, it's practically as bad as removing an entire graveyard, so yeah!

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Terry Klima

Terry, elected officials are not at liberty to redefine The Establishment Clause. Moreover, these same officials would like to avoid very costly litigation they eventually will end up losing.

Maxine Hardy Hammond
Maxine Hardy Hammond

DOESN'T SURPRISE ME IN THE LEAST, AS OBAMA HAS NEVER BEEN IN THE ARMED FORCES NOR IN BATTLE AS OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS HAVE, AND TO DINIGRATE THEM IN THIS WAY IS A SIN, AND I BELIEVE ALL TRUE AMERICANS CAN SEE THE EVIL IN THIS LATEST THING AGAINST OUR COUNTRY,

AND OUR MEN IN UNIFORM, SHAME ON THIS ADMINISTRATION FOR THIS TERRIBLE THING, SEEMS THEY DO NOT RESPECT THIS U.S.A. AS ANY TRUE AMERICN SHOULD..

Ron Fenner
Ron Fenner
  • Maxine Hardy Hammond

Hitler was the same way called himself to deceive while destroying Germany then took the useful idiots to war and caused 50 million to die

Ron Fenner
Ron Fenner
  • Maxine Hardy Hammond

He said he was a Christian to get their vote and because everything was a so called Christian they fell for it

Barbara Rodriguez
Barbara Rodriguez
  • Maxine Hardy Hammond

I want to apologize to all veterans, but especially to those who fought in Viet Nam. I came up in the 60's and personally witnessed the pstd(they hadn't even had the term then;) that the men from my neighborhood came back with, including my first love. To insult them, their families, and those who gave their lives is more than out of line; it is sacrilige. This type of protest shows a society in decline. No matter what this country's faults; people all over the world want to come and live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Maxine Hardy Hammond

@Maxine Hardy Hammond, Obama has nothing to do with this issue. Why are you insinuating that he is behind this complaint? Veterans filed this complaint, not Obama.

Glenna Hatcher
Glenna Hatcher

Haven't our Vietnam Veteran's been unappreciated enough !

Yonis Crantz
Yonis Crantz
  • Glenna Hatcher

That's a great way of putting this sad situation.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Glenna Hatcher

Glenna, it was vets that filed this petition. You are assuming all vets want this religious display on public property. Being "unappreciated" and removing a constitutional violation from a public park are two unrelated events.

Pegi Walker
Pegi Walker
  • Glenna Hatcher

Mr Quinn should spend his time making his comments on one of the Non-Christian, non-Cross believing sites. Obviously they are not appreciated or shared on this "Save the Monument with the Cross" for OUR veterans. I would guarantee there are very MANY more vets believing and thanking GOD to this day and everything that Cross represents as opposed to those he referred to.

Mervyn Russell
Mervyn Russell

I am a Vietnam Veteran, I fail to see what is so offensive to anyone weather there is a cross or a Star of David or any other form of honoring our war dead. I've lost many friends in this war (Vietnam War). Our country should not have put us in such danger, what about God's laws? "Thou shall not kill." Who is standing up for God's commandments? Our politicians send us off into a foreign country that most of us has never heard of. Putting young men and Women in harms way, forcing us to kill...

I am a Vietnam Veteran, I fail to see what is so offensive to anyone weather there is a cross or a Star of David or any other form of honoring our war dead. I've lost many friends in this war (Vietnam War). Our country should not have put us in such danger, what about God's laws? "Thou shall not kill." Who is standing up for God's commandments? Our politicians send us off into a foreign country that most of us has never heard of. Putting young men and Women in harms way, forcing us to kill or be killed. I have found the truth and I should not have even agreed to go to war for some thing that God's law clearly states that we should not do. Freedom of religion, what does this mean when what we are doing is clearly contrary to the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. America has stuck it's nose into the affairs of other countr too many times. We can not be the police force of the whole World. Jesus' teachings plainly states that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves Semper FI

James A. Murphy
James A. Murphy

This is crazy! Haven't our Nam Vets suffered enough????? Whoever started this craziness should get a class on what made this country so great! It was and is OUR Veterans!!!!!!

Bill Rooney
Bill Rooney
  • James A. Murphy

you got that right !! If not for them, people would not be free to protest or speak their mind. God Bless the Veterans !!!

Joyce Peterson
Joyce Peterson
  • James A. Murphy

Obama does not want crosss place any place, he told a christian college if he came to speak to cover any crosses. The person that spoke out about this was on tv.

Lucia Morgan
Lucia Morgan
  • James A. Murphy

AMEN Mr Murphy....................these people need to be able to spend 5 mins in a foxhole, surrounded by enemy fire doing the only thing they can as they watch their friends blown away right before their eyes................PRAYING TO THEIR GOD!!!! I am pro Christian and proud of it. If they don't like the cross then don't look. Better yet.............put in a cemetery for atheists ONLY!!!! I bet they won't hear a word from us. Our government is allowing them to take all our rights. It...

AMEN Mr Murphy....................these people need to be able to spend 5 mins in a foxhole, surrounded by enemy fire doing the only thing they can as they watch their friends blown away right before their eyes................PRAYING TO THEIR GOD!!!! I am pro Christian and proud of it. If they don't like the cross then don't look. Better yet.............put in a cemetery for atheists ONLY!!!! I bet they won't hear a word from us. Our government is allowing them to take all our rights. It should be made to where each has his own, therefore leave our cross where it has stood so long and where it belongs!!!! Obama will one day be on his knees, too.

Mack Odaniel
Mack Odaniel
  • James A. Murphy

i am a vet. i didn't serve in war time but my dad ww2 and brother venom, i dont know if i could have did what they did to keep this country safe and out of the hands of evil people so they deserve all the prase and dosnt it say on our curancy in God we trust.

Sandy Valencour
Sandy Valencour
  • James A. Murphy

Joyce Peterson Don't know where you get your information but this is a flat out lie. Obama is Christian, has no problem with a cross but the military has been stupid about using the words Jesus or God at veteran funerals. Obama has NOTHING to do with anti religion, any religion since our country is based on our own choice of religion or no religion. Bet ya heard it on faux!

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • James A. Murphy

Exactly. Couldn't agree more.

Elissa Donahue
Elissa Donahue
  • James A. Murphy

most of the freedom of religion members are gay and they are trying to get rid of religions so they can pass their gay marriage laws! they are basically retaliating!

David Lohr
David Lohr

What kind of country removes memorials to fallen soldiers. I don't give a crap what a few atheists think. It's time for majority rule. Stop catering to a couple nut jobs trying to destroy the values of this country.

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • David Lohr

Excuse me! I'm an athiest and I don't agree with your vet memorial being removed, so please stop saying this is about athiests!! It has nothing to do with that and contrary to what some people think, I know of several athiests that are great people that would give you the shirt off their back and die for you so quit with the disrespectful remarks please.

Elissa Donahue
Elissa Donahue
  • David Lohr

Cecelia Smith, all 72,000 thousands of the freedom agaisnt Religion members are Athiest, they are the ones causing this!!! you can't blame people for being upset!!!!

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • David Lohr

The US also doesn't recognize mob rule.

Rose Possien
Rose Possien
  • David Lohr

David Lohr, I so agree and I ask why is another group's wishes more important than the supporters of this monument, 'sides those flipping idiots couldn't speak their wishes if not for those who fought for their freedom including those fallen.

Jean Brown
Jean Brown
  • David Lohr

Your right Patrick. The US doesn't recognize mob rule so why would the US recognize anti Christian bullies like yourself and those of your kind.

Jean Brown
Jean Brown
  • David Lohr

And GET A LIFE!

Jean Brown
Jean Brown
  • David Lohr

How will your last resting place be marked. Or will your people just dig a hole and kick you in or maybe just take your remains to the garbage dump and run you over with a bulldozer.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • David Lohr

Jean, please try to control your emotions. We are having a discussion. In addition, please review the Constitution before firing off misguided, knee-jerk responses.

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