Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cross Restored to LA County Seal Despite Atheists

Ten years after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stripped the Christian cross from the official symbol of Los Angeles County, Board supervisors voted to, once again, recognize that the origin of the county and the "city of angels" is rooted in the Christian Mission of San Gabriel.
"Our mountain ranges, our valleys, our hills, all of these things are named after Catholic saints.  I'm not a Catholic myself. My wife is Jewish. But I want to see this historically accurate."
-- John Newcombe, resident historian and filmmaker
UPDATE 4/9/16: Federal Judge Strips Cross from Los Angeles County

For background, read of many local governments restoring God and faith to public institutions, and read how Americans nationwide are rebelling against atheists' attempts to dechristianize the country.

Also read the myriad actions across America to strip the Christian cross from sight.

-- From "LA County to restore cross to official seal" by The Associated Press 1/7/14

County supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to put a cross atop the seal's depiction of the historic San Gabriel Mission.

The original seal had a cross over the Hollywood Bowl but it was removed when the seal was redesigned in 2004 after the ACLU of Southern California threatened legal action.

. . . the ACLU says putting the religious symbol on the seal is divisive and probably unconstitutional.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Supervisors vote to restore religious cross to L.A. County seal" by Abby Sewell and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times 1/7/14

The proposal to change the seal, which appears on flags, vehicles and written communications with residents, was advanced by board members Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe and picked up a required third vote from Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

The cross will be added to a small depiction of the San Gabriel Mission now in the seal. Supporters of the change called it a matter of historical and architectural accuracy; critics called it a thinly veiled effort to get a Christian symbol back in the county logo.

From 1957 to 2004, the county seal featured a cross floating above a rendering of the Hollywood Bowl. The board voted 3 to 2 to remove the cross from the seal in 2004 rather than face a lawsuit being threatened by the American Civil Liberties Union. But then the county had to defend itself in a lawsuit filed by a county employee who opposed removing the cross. After three years, the county prevailed when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "3-2 Vote Restores Tiny Cross to County Seal" posted at 1/7/14

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to place a litte cross atop the depiction of the San Gabriel Mission on the county seal.

Until 2004, the county seal depicted the Roman goddess Pomona (representing agriculture), the Spanish galleon San Salvador, a tuna, a cow, the Hollywood Bowl, an oil well, two stars representing the County’s motion picture and television industries and a cross.

The post-2004 seal replaced Pomona with a Native American woman and added a depiction of the San Gabriel Mission, but without a cross on the roof.

To see the "before and after" seals, and to read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Statement from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich"

To accurately reflect the role of the San Gabriel Mission in the historical and cultural development of Los Angeles County, today’s action corrects the current rendering of the mission on the county seal which is artistically and architecturally inaccurate. The history of Los Angeles County began with the founding of the San Gabriel Mission by Father Junipero Serra in September, 1771.  Also known as the ‘Pride of the California Missions,’ its doors opened directly to the El Camino Real which connected all of California’s great missions, pueblos and presidios.

At the time that the seal was redesigned in 2004, the cross had been missing from the top of the Mission since 1989, when it was taken down to retrofit the structure after damage from the Whittier Narrows earthquake.   The cross was subsequently returned to the top of the mission in 2009.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Satan on Throne at Oklahoma Capitol with ACLU Help as well as Obama's NASA Ignores God's Creation: Apollo 8 1968