The Mt. Soledad Cross Controversy Timeline

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.

We wish to save the Cross and protect our Constitution.

Read the history of this issue, below, and learn more about our current case, Jewish War Veterans v. Hagel.

 

Soledad Cross History