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?

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.

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?

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!

Rex Campbell
Rex Campbell

This is crazy! Is the city of Coos Bay really agreeing to maybe do this? This is totally un American!

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Rex Campbell

No, violating the Constitution is actually more un-American.

Nancy Guenther
Nancy Guenther
  • Rex Campbell

You know nothing of the constitution or what it is to be American. Patrick find a meaningful life.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Rex Campbell

Nancy, shall we review case precedence on this issue? Your ad hominem rebuttals would not be necessary if you had The Constitution on your side. Let's start with The Establishment Clause.

Frances Flanagan
Frances Flanagan

These Atheists don't want Religion on anything, but WE DO, so if they don't like our gReligious FREEDOM, either leave us alone or LEAVE AMERICA to a Communist country and you won't have to see our FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN THIS UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN! We have just as much right as you have on this issue! If you don't want to seeCROSS THEN TURN AROUND OR MOVE AWAY!!! Leave us alone!!! Take your ANTI-RELIGION AND LEAVE THE U. S. A.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Frances Flanagan

No thank you, we will continue to stay and see that the Constitution is honored. These religious displays will be removed from public property.

James Singletary
James Singletary
  • Frances Flanagan

I Believe In Separation Of Church And State. I Also Believe In Democracy Which Allows The People To Choose. I Believe Most People Would Like The MemorialWith Or Without The Cross.Why Be So extreme As To HBe

James Singletary
James Singletary
  • Frances Flanagan

Have A Memorial removed

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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