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Big Mountain Jesus

Atheists Bow to Monument of Jesus Remembering WWII Soldiers


(1 min Audio Report – Freedom’s Call)

The Freedom from Religion Foundation has abandoned its legal battle against a monument commonly known as Big Mountain Jesus that rests on a Montana ski slope.

The statue, erected by the Knights of Columbus, was envisioned by soldiers returning from the war to remember the comrades that didn’t make it back.

Designed in a manner that echoes the statues in the Alps, it has outstretched hands so passers by would commonly give high-fives.

While the Freedom from Religion Foundation argued that it was an establishment of religion, the Federal Court of Appeals denied that request.

The statue is clearly the expression of private speech, and it continues to stand, despite the objection of the Freedom from Religion Foundation.


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