Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham

Chip God Away One Day At A Time

This is another disgrace. Call your members of Congress. Get involved...

Military Academy may drop the phrase SO HELP ME GOD

http://www.americans-working-together.com/stop_abuse_of_political_power/id18.html

Bill Skaggs
Bill Skaggs
  • Jack Cunningham

Not every American is Christian. I don't care if you worship your god, but don't force others to do so under the guise of patriotism. A non-Christian can serve our country as well as any.

Deanna Mae Holloway
Deanna Mae Holloway

Either love this country with all of it's religious memorials and our freedoms to express our love and appreciation for those who have fought for these freedoms or take the first plane to Afghanistan and join the other God haters!

Bill Skaggs
Bill Skaggs
  • Deanna Mae Holloway

So forget about the Constitution and kick out all the non-Christians?

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?

Cindy Sue Irish
Cindy Sue Irish

Damn the non religious groups! They want to remove all christian symbols from the face of America. How about the right to free expression? May God kick their butts!

Steven Hart
Steven Hart

Please help to save this memorial and what it represents. It is not a religious memorial it honors all those that gave so much for their country. There were many who were never recognized for their sacrifices during the war and after both in life and death.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Steven Hart

Vets who filed the complaint disagree. A cross is a religious symbol.

Suzanne Strache
Suzanne Strache
  • Steven Hart

A cross doesn't honor anyone who isn't Christian.

Woody Outlaw
Woody Outlaw

Hay,, if any cross or American flag offends you, just leave. you don't want our crosses and American flags, please leave..oh! don't pack.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Woody Outlaw

The American flag is a secular symbol, this religious cross is not. What about freedom?

Dana J. Byerley
Dana J. Byerley

Enough is enough! I am so tired of these non-religious Zealots discriminating against me because I believe in God.

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • Dana J. Byerley

Well, I don't believe in God, but I wouldn't descriminate against you because you do, so let that much be known. I believe everybody has the right to their own beleif's and it should be respected across the board. I don't descriminate against anybody, let alone because of beleifs.

Dana J. Byerley
Dana J. Byerley
  • Dana J. Byerley

I love this, thank you!

Jim VanMeter
Jim VanMeter

This country forgets they gave all,than they want to take that away,That's deeply sad

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Jim VanMeter

@Jim, no one is forgetting anything. You do not need a Christian cross to honor our secular military. What is sad is the people who illegally put their religious symbol on public property and shamelessly ignored the brave soldiers who are not Christians.

Nancy Guenther
Nancy Guenther
  • Jim VanMeter

Patrick, these men knew taking an oath under God. Go find something meaningful and less destructive in your life. Your wasting away with your lies and meaningless ways. Go spend time with your family.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Jim VanMeter

Nancy, that is pure hyperbole. The Oath is taken to defend the Constitution. That includes The Establishment Clause of The First Amendment.

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?

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