Soledad: the Perpetual Cross

The legal director for the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties will provide an update on the long-standing legal challenge to the cross atop the federally owned Mt. Soledad. Numerous court rulings and the cross’s history itself clearly establish that this powerful symbol of the Christian faith is unconstitutionally placed on public property.

Join the discussion whatever your thoughts are on the Soledad Cross.

The San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry
presents a lecture:

The Perpetual Cross
A legal update and discussion led by
David Blair-Loy, Legal Director
ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Sunday, February 28, 7 p.m.
Joyce Beers Center

4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest 92103

Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring your own dinner and join SDARI for a social hour.


The ACLU fully supports the rights of Christians and people of all faith to actively practice their
religions freely, without government constraint. We firmly believe that the right of religious expression in the public sphere is a core principle of our Constitution. We also believe that it is people of faith, and not governments, legislators, or political majorities who should be responsible for expressing religious beliefs.

We sincerely welcome the efforts of Christian leaders and others to save the Mount Soledad Cross by moving it to a religious site. Religion is best expressed through individuals and religious communities rather than by governments or through political bodies.


Read a History of the Soledad Cross Case