Two judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Jim Wynn and Stephanie Thacker, have adopted the view that atheists are offended when they drive by a veterans memorial park and see a World War I memorial cross – and they must be appeased.  “Appellants Steven Lowe, Fred Edwords, and Bishop McNeill are non-Christian residents of Prince George’s County who have faced multiple instances of unwelcome contact with the cross,” they wrote in a case involving the Bladensburg, Virginia, World War

I memorial. “Specifically, as residents, they have each regularly encountered the cross while driving in the area, believe the display of the cross amounts to governmental affiliation with Christianity, are offended by the prominent government display of the cross, and wish to have no further contact with it.” The judges ordered the case returned to a lower court, which had upheld the constitutionality of the veterans memorial, and suggested – strongly – that the appeals court was not mandating any particular action, “(i.e., removing the arms or razing the cross entirely).” READ MORE