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US Forest Service to decide fate of ‘Big Mountain Jesus’

Catholic World News - November 30, 2011

In early 2012, the United States Forest Service will decide the fate of “Big Mountain Jesus,” a statue erected by the Knights of Columbus over 50 years ago in honor of soldiers killed in World War II.

Following complaints from an atheist organization, the Forest Service in August declined to renew the Knights’ special-use permit for the statue on federal land. Local opposition has led the Forest Service to reconsider its decision.

“Would we take the crosses and Stars of David out of Arlington Cemetery?” said Denny Rehberg, a Montana congressman and Episcopalian. “I don’t think so.”

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  • Posted by: mrschips19308196 - Nov. 30, 2011 10:47 PM ET USA

    Why don't we draw a line in the sand? This is so bad.......

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