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Christian monument is saved.

Washington, D.C. -- On August 1, the U.S Senate transferred ownership of Mount Soledad Veterans' Memorial in San Diego, CA, to the federal government, thus protecting the monument with its 29-foot cross from an atheist Vietnam War veteran. The veteran had filed a lawsuit against the municipality claiming the cross violated the separation of Church and State. It was part of the on-going attempt by the American Civil Liberties Union to drive Christianity out of public life.

In July the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay in the case, which suspended a lower court decision that would have forced the city to remove the cross from public land or risk a $5,000-per-day fine.
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Date:Oct 1, 2006
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