June 22, 2017
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A federal judge in Pensacola, Florida, has ordered a 30-foot cross that was erected by the Jaycees in Bayview Park in 1969 (replacing a wooden one that had been there since 1941) to be removed within 30 days after precisely four people backed by two atheist groups filed a complaint. The judge acknowledged that the cross had wide public support and that the Founders would have found this lawsuit “absurd,” and if he were ruling on a blank slate, he would leave it alone. But “the law is the law,” and he was forced by precedent to order it removed as a purely religious symbol on public property.

A spokeswoman for one of the humanist groups that filed the lawsuit said, "The cross was totally unavoidable to park patrons” (did they continually bump into it?) “and to have citizens foot the bill for such a religious symbol is both unfair and unconstitutional.” Question: what bill? It was a gift from the Jaycees that had been standing in the park for 48 years. Moving it out of the park will generate a bill that citizens will have to foot. Perhaps the four atheists whose hearts bleed so for the poor beleaguered taxpayers would like to cover that bill, since they’re the only ones who were offended and they’re the reason it has to be relocated.


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  • Mary Euler

    06/23/2017 07:00 PM

    In the next 30 days the town needs to sell the "lot" (100 x 100) that it sits on to the Jaycees for $1.00. Then they don't have to remove it

  • J Harold Mohler MD

    06/23/2017 06:54 PM

    Tell the four atheists and the judge to come with their shovels and move it. This is just another case of the tail wagging the dog. I thought that in a democracy the majority rules not minority of less that 0.1%!!

  • Joyce Roberts

    06/23/2017 06:50 PM

    It is beyond me why these troublemakers get their way in this, while they should be told to just look in a different direction if the cross offends them. After all, that is what WE have to do when the gays decide to parade around in their lack of attire. And as far as the expense to the citizens, I will bet there are many more than four of the local citizenry would vote to keep and maintain that cross. THERE ARE OTHER PLACES THESE FOUR IDIOTS CAN SPEND THEIR TIME! Is anyone ever going to display COMMON SENSE again? I would be absolutely ashamed to be like any of these wimps on BOTH sides. MAKE THEM ALL WEAR DIAPERS.....but then, they would likely love that idea.... WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • An

    06/23/2017 06:40 PM

    When Justices say our Constitution is a evolving document, and they then insert Freedom From Religion (rather than Freedom OF religion), they are ruling by FIAT; they are DECREEING a new law, not interpreting the existing (and foundational) one.
    When a Judge takes the historically interpreted rights of the citizens away from the citizens, he is ruling by fiat.
    When another Judge follows the "precedent" of the first Judge, he is also ruling by fiat. (He also must be blissfully unaware of the Two Wrongs Do Not Make A Right adage (unless you are an atheist, who have now been endowed by our judiciary with many Rights, including the right to overrule our Constitution).
    When a Judge does not understand (as indicated by his ruling) that this country, in spite of its citizen's respect for other religions, was provably founded upon Judeo-Christian law (I.e., God's Law), he is negligent in knowledge. The cross has been the visual symbol of God, in the form of His Son, and of His Law for millennia.
    If people of other religions, or none at all, are offended by the founding principles of this country, that is their right. They also have the right to avoid a park, or any other place they find offensive.
    So, using their own argument under the Law, that anything that offends should be done away with - we citizens, WHO ARE OFFENDED by THEIR efforts to change the USA into an unrecognizable and godless nation, should be able to petition the Court and ask that THEY BE REMOVED from American soil, just as they want the cross removed from the park. The Law should work both ways, should it not? Let them find another country that better aligns with their beliefs- that is their RIGHT ! And perhaps some of our judiciary would like to accompany them.

  • john edwards

    06/23/2017 06:01 PM

    HAVE THE COUNTY/CITY SELL THE SMALL PIECE OF LAND THE CROSS IS ON TO A PUBLIC ORG.

    KEEP THE CROSS !

  • donna louise borum

    06/23/2017 06:00 PM

    I think these people are pitful. Some day they will have to face that cross. Four people trying to break American tradition. People have no common sense. People are crule and have no understanding of what America stands and has since the beginning of our country. They are trouble makers. May God have mercy on their souls.

  • James T Bryson

    06/23/2017 05:57 PM

    When the courts can't find a way to support common sense and, the rule of law, they lose respect from us common folk.

    A jurist that pretends he can't figure a way to understand this historic cross, claiming "the law is the law..." in his ruling, is invoking the spirit of Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, 1838, " the law is an ass".

  • Phyllis Marks

    06/23/2017 05:42 PM

    Things like is is what is so unfair for 4 people to step on millions of others who believe in "the cross" ..I say, make them take it down ! I say let the majority rule in cases like this. One day, these same 4 stand before God , Himself, and give reason for this happening.

  • Thomas r place

    06/23/2017 05:38 PM

    This is not what the Foundering Fathers had in mind . How can we fight back .? I am sick and tired of this cow tailing . hey big brave atheists give us your names .

  • Chris Lee

    06/23/2017 05:32 PM

    We had a similar situation in a nearby city a couple of years ago, that turned out to be AMAZING. Citizens volunteered to build "Little White Crosses" which were then offered to anyone that wanted one - to put in their yard. I don't know the exact number that has been given away but I hear it's OVER 70,000 now. It spread rapidly to nearby cities as a sort of "don't even bother trying" notice. Eventually (a few months I think) the city sold a 20'x20' parcel of the park to a church in town, for $100. That parcel just happened to be where the cross stands.

    I know at one point they were ordering truckloads of 1x4's to make more crosses. Entirely a volunteer effort with a huge impact. Port Neches Park - Port Neches, TX - https://www.facebook.com/littlewhitecrosses/

    Take back our country - one yard at a time!!!

  • Leon Raiche

    06/23/2017 05:24 PM

    Mike;
    I know that Judge Vinson must have handed down his decision with reservations and, I suspect, with personal regrets. However, the law would not allow him any other possibility. - Besides, If there were a statue of Buddha or a Muslim memorial or some other religious artifact involved, it might put this in a somewhat different context for those of us who are Christians.

    Leon Raiche from Pensacola,FL

  • Nan Credle

    06/23/2017 05:24 PM

    This is beyond sad. It is spiritual warfare. Why does precedent (i.e. previous judge(s) opinions) override the intent of the founders of the Constitution? That leaves the door open to continual reinterpretation of the Constitution by activist judges, and then future judicial decisions are bound by that?

  • Bill Gannon

    06/23/2017 05:12 PM

    Without hesitation and without a doubt the bill for removal should be charged to the four poor souls that demanded that the cross be removed. I hope and pray that somehow they are afforded a tiny glimpse of what eternity has in store for them before it is too late to save their souls. I would wish that outcome on no one.

  • William Tait

    06/23/2017 05:00 PM

    I would think "Precident" would stem from all the National Moments and National Cemeteries as well as the halls of the Federal buildings in Washington DC. After all some were actually used as churches and many political leaders were actually the ones leading the religious proceedings back then.
    One has a right not to look at these "symbols" as well as honor them.

  • Linda Burden

    06/23/2017 04:55 PM

    I know the bible warns us of these days and ultimately I know who wins in the end... but it still seems so unbelievable to see it happening in my lifetime. Thank you for your emails/updates on what's happening in the world. Prayers, linda burden

  • Jamie Townsend

    06/23/2017 04:54 PM

    Thanks for these Newsletters, Mr. Huckabee; I truly look forward to reading them & often share the stories with my family, not only for their valuable news content, but examples of excellent prose as well. God bless!

  • Cathy Glowacz

    06/23/2017 04:50 PM

    Hey Mike,
    Thanks for sharing the news that the media doesn't, keeping us up to date on what's going on especially garbage like this, just another kick in the teeth for Christians. That's ok, we'll keep fighting until Christ returns, it just makes us stronger.

  • James B. Johnson

    06/23/2017 04:44 PM

    That should be the conditions from the judge that the atheist's foot the bill, but honestly the cross should NOT be moved!!

  • Philip Morgan

    06/23/2017 04:43 PM

    Why does any law find a simple cross to be against the constitution or law? It is not "establishing any religion" or condemning any. Does it prevent public enjoyment of a park? Bizarre and wrong-minded. It certainly does offend someone who doesn't believe in god or any particular established religion. It is an absurd waste of money and time to remove it!

  • Sylvia Mummert

    06/23/2017 04:40 PM

    I do not feel that these 4 athists should have the power to take down the cross. Our country was founded on Christian beliefs. The athists have gotten away with too much starting with taking prayer out of schools. They should move to a different country that does not have Christian beliefs.

  • Diane Hamp

    06/23/2017 04:10 PM

    This Country was based on God. Instead the politicians and courts are allowing a few with other than Christian and American beliefs run and ruin our Country. Allowing a few to take away our traditions in the Courts, as well as allowing our Courts to take away the traditions and rights of many for a few unbelievers and Anti Americans of the true America
    When are the people going to have our population return to order of a Christian Society?

  • alice Donaldson

    06/23/2017 04:02 PM

    Tell the 4 people that want the cross down,to leave. They don't have to look at it. This country was created by Christians .Their are plenty of countries that don't believe in God .I'm tired of Christians having to give up their values. That is what is wrong.Put God back into the schools,courts, and into the home.Teach the children to pray, and go back into the churches. If they don't like it , tell them to leave.This is the last chance that God is telling america.Lets get it right.

  • Frank Rivaldo

    06/23/2017 04:01 PM

    Mike you are right as rain. As long as the non-believers have their way everything is fine. They should look into the history of our nation and see that it was founded on Christian principles and beliefs, I am afraid our nation is being conformed to people who think that being politically correct is more important than honoring the God that has so richly blessed us. Please keep writing you are a man who says it like it truly is.

  • Larry Yerger

    06/23/2017 03:53 PM

    Mike [or is that Rev. Gov. Mike?] My family has followed and supported you since your first run at the Whitehouse (we still support you) and your insights have been helpful to all of us...

    The issue of the Cross is near-and-dear to myself, wife (Andrea) and son [Joseph - 35yrs who is now in seminary at Gordon Conwell in Jax, FL] since all of us graduated [25 yrs apart] from the University of West Florida with our Bachelor's, and we passed that Cross frequently heading out to the Gulf...even as young, kinda naif college kids we knew what that Cross meant... I'm not sure if i am more angry or sad at the current situation...I stand behind the 1st Amendment - everyone has the right to be wrong about which god [there is only ONE GOD of course] to worship, but I remember when 'liberal' was not a pejorative [neither was 'conservative'] - - - WHAT HAPPENED!?! Watered down theology and the relegation of God to a small corner in the back of the room - that's what happened... and it's OUR FAULT [and our parents] taking the easy way out... our heritage in the faith has been polluted by the "god of pluralism and niceness" and something has to be done...

    In January 2012 a new denomination was born - A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians [ECO] - and we are trying to make thing's right again... in five years we have grown to 340+/- congregations and will continue to do so...

    We pray for you and your mission as you serve the One God in your arena...I am disabled and finances are tight for us - lots others too - but if there is a way for me/us to help 'retake' our country, let me know of the opportunity...

    Blessings and the Peace that passes understanding by with you...

    Rev, Lawrence D. [Larry] Yerger
    Assist. Pastor, 1st Pres., ECO
    Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Florida

    [The above comments are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect ECO and members thereof]

  • Carol Rollo

    06/23/2017 03:47 PM

    As someone suggested, the answer is for the city to donate the land to a private entity until the courts can stop this insanity. As long as I can remember this cross was the sight for Easter Morning Sunrise Services. We also have a cross on Pensacola Beach that designates the first Church Service in America. It withstood Hurricane Ivan in 2004, while most of the island blew away. Pensacola is a diverse town but take our religion very seriously. Obviously, God agrees.

  • Jack Hollister

    06/23/2017 03:40 PM

    Gov.
    This is something that should be challenged all the way to SCOTUS, or Congesss pass a bill that doesn't let a small minority of atheists run this Christian Nation.
    Time to stand up for the majority's rights.

  • M. L. O'Neal

    06/23/2017 03:29 PM

    This is absurd!!!!

  • Emily R. Bath

    06/23/2017 03:17 PM

    Why do we continue to allow the demands of the few to control the rights of the many? My mother told me over 60 years ago that this country would be destroyed from within, but I never dreamed it would be my fellow-Americans! How sad!

  • Barbara Bender

    06/23/2017 03:13 PM

    Do they really believe that removing a Christian cross will make Christianity go away? It's Ike what they're doing down south by removing statutes of southern military heroes, will that change historty by their removal? So ridiculous, it's almost laughable. But I am not laughing, I'm getting very angry that a scant few can cause such a drastic action to be taken.

  • Helen Jones

    06/23/2017 03:10 PM

    Hi Mike, this is absolutely nuts!!! How come atheists can get away with this BS??? They believe there is no God so what's the problem?
    Love your newsletter by the way, I often copy and paste to my FB page (giving you credit for it of course!!!)
    Have at 'em Mike, you're doing a GREAT job.

    Helen Jones

  • Lauraine Wilde

    06/23/2017 03:08 PM

    I will pray for these 4 atheists and any other groups of Non-Believers. May GOD have mercy on them...!!!

  • Kim Newman

    06/23/2017 03:06 PM

    Well said! I wonder if the American Center for Law and Justice (Jay Sekulow) would be interested in pursing some type of an appeal?

  • Susan Lunsfordv

    06/23/2017 03:05 PM

    What bill do these lawsuits keep referencing? Poo to those 4. Don't go near there if it offends you. We'll pray God will convict their hearts??????

  • Nancy Watt

    06/23/2017 02:54 PM

    God is not mocked, just like Ms. O'Hara responsible for taking prayer out of the schools. (she was murdered in the desert several years ago. Those opposing the cross given as a gift will see the Lord move to protect His people. This is a symbol of His sacrifice for all mankind even the non believers. Praying for God to vindicate His people and restore the cross to it's rightful location. No weapon formed against us will prosper.

  • Bill Kohl

    06/23/2017 02:52 PM

    Mike, you have a point. If 4 people can stir up hate and get the courts to rule in their favor, it truly is becoming a land of the rich, by the rich, and for only the rich. Maybe it is time to change the laws in this land to ensure that the losing party pays the attorney fees and court costs of the winner, and that anything involving a community, the people of the community involved have the final VOTE. Every legal citizen that is a property owner or renter! If the people vote to keep history and God in their community, they MUST overrule ANY Judge. Or we are all slaves to the radical left ruling elite. Next we will have Judges overruling the President.....yes, corruption on a scale only the rich can afford to play. Democracy my ass! I hope and pray that President Trump sees what is going on. We need him more than ever in our nations history.

  • DENNIS RICHARD BURNS

    06/23/2017 02:50 PM

    Fereedom of speech and freedom of religion must take precedence in this issue.

  • Randall C. USher

    06/23/2017 02:49 PM

    Thanks for everything you have done for this Country. I get totally discussed with just a few people in this Country ruling the majority. I just don't get it... What can I do to help? How can all of us that care help???

  • Michelle Munro

    06/23/2017 02:48 PM

    Christians better start standing up for their rights. Atheists spend alot of time trying to fight against someone they don't believe exists. Something must scare them about Jesus Christ.

  • Thomas D. Bennett

    06/23/2017 02:44 PM

    Mike, the ultimate "reductio ad absurdum" would of course be the demand that all gravestones at Arlington be removed. The horror of it is that Soviet-originated political correctness and so many decades of infiltration and subversion of our culture and society have made that a possibility. Our civilizational enemy remains Marxism --the roadmap for Obama's "fundamental transformation of America" -- just like islamic terror supporting the ideology of a lethal world-wide and tyrannical caliphate.

  • Jan Stachowicz

    06/23/2017 02:40 PM

    Why is that 3 or 4 people don't like something, and many more like it, then the courts always take the fewer
    in there favor? That just don't seem right. Because when we vote for something the most votes win.

  • Lee Glisson

    06/23/2017 02:22 PM

    When is this madness going to stop. This judge and so many others have forgotten that this country was founded on the Christian foundation and the cross is a symbol of that foundation. When they cave in to the atheist, they turn their backs on God.

  • Doug Smith

    06/23/2017 02:16 PM

    Atheists in the park are offensive to me. Can we have them banned from the park?

  • Laura Baker

    06/23/2017 02:14 PM

    This is sad and disgusting that 4 people have that much power. I look forward to the day when "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charlotte Hill

    06/23/2017 02:14 PM

    I really love the way you write. You always get your point across succinctly and with appropriate humor.

  • Wanda Smiglewski

    06/23/2017 02:08 PM

    If someone bought that particular part of property then it would be personal property and not public. Would that make a difference. Maybe it could be done within the thirty days. Just throwing it out there.

  • Kathy McNeill

    06/23/2017 01:55 PM

    Hi Mike,
    How do we as Christians fight this?

  • Marie Vaughn

    06/23/2017 01:53 PM

    If there's any action, like signing a petition or sending requests to lawmakers to take action that might change this, please let the public know. Thank you Mr Huckabee

  • Ricci Henry

    06/23/2017 01:43 PM

    Thank you, Mike Huckabee, for highlighting this issue. How can we change the minds of our leaders to bring the 'separation of church and state' rule back into proper law. Our founding fathers never meant to totally exclude God from government, as we all know. If the true meaning of law is not restored soon, I feel it will be too late to change the current environment of lawlessness. Yes! This is what this is! Judges need to be held accountable for twisting and contorting the laws of our government. They need their law licenses revoked. Our leaders need to stop turning a blind eye to this. It's been said that our government system can only be run by honest and Christian people. It seems they may be right.

  • Ronald Montana

    06/23/2017 01:41 PM

    Since atheism is not a religion; how can they claim that the cross violates their religious beliefs. I believe that the court got it incorrect on this one.

  • Marvin T Suitt

    06/23/2017 01:38 PM

    Each time something like this happens it makes it more evident that right now America is allowing a very few to lead us as a nation to defeat. We are in danger of not having the courage to be a free people. We as a nation have enjoyed freedom for many years, not because there was no opposition in the past, but our people had the courage to face the opposition and say NO to their demands.

June 22, 2017
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A federal judge in Pensacola, Florida, has ordered a 30-foot cross that was erected by the Jaycees in Bayview Park in 1969 (replacing a wooden one that had been there since 1941) to be removed within 30 days after precisely four people backed by two atheist groups filed a complaint. The judge acknowledged that the cross had wide public support and that the Founders would have found this lawsuit “absurd,” and if he were ruling on a blank slate, he would leave it alone. But “the law is the law,” and he was forced by precedent to order it removed as a purely religious symbol on public property.

A spokeswoman for one of the humanist groups that filed the lawsuit said, "The cross was totally unavoidable to park patrons” (did they continually bump into it?) “and to have citizens foot the bill for such a religious symbol is both unfair and unconstitutional.” Question: what bill? It was a gift from the Jaycees that had been standing in the park for 48 years. Moving it out of the park will generate a bill that citizens will have to foot. Perhaps the four atheists whose hearts bleed so for the poor beleaguered taxpayers would like to cover that bill, since they’re the only ones who were offended and they’re the reason it has to be relocated.


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  • Mary Euler

    06/23/2017 07:00 PM

    In the next 30 days the town needs to sell the "lot" (100 x 100) that it sits on to the Jaycees for $1.00. Then they don't have to remove it

  • J Harold Mohler MD

    06/23/2017 06:54 PM

    Tell the four atheists and the judge to come with their shovels and move it. This is just another case of the tail wagging the dog. I thought that in a democracy the majority rules not minority of less that 0.1%!!

  • Joyce Roberts

    06/23/2017 06:50 PM

    It is beyond me why these troublemakers get their way in this, while they should be told to just look in a different direction if the cross offends them. After all, that is what WE have to do when the gays decide to parade around in their lack of attire. And as far as the expense to the citizens, I will bet there are many more than four of the local citizenry would vote to keep and maintain that cross. THERE ARE OTHER PLACES THESE FOUR IDIOTS CAN SPEND THEIR TIME! Is anyone ever going to display COMMON SENSE again? I would be absolutely ashamed to be like any of these wimps on BOTH sides. MAKE THEM ALL WEAR DIAPERS.....but then, they would likely love that idea.... WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • An

    06/23/2017 06:40 PM

    When Justices say our Constitution is a evolving document, and they then insert Freedom From Religion (rather than Freedom OF religion), they are ruling by FIAT; they are DECREEING a new law, not interpreting the existing (and foundational) one.
    When a Judge takes the historically interpreted rights of the citizens away from the citizens, he is ruling by fiat.
    When another Judge follows the "precedent" of the first Judge, he is also ruling by fiat. (He also must be blissfully unaware of the Two Wrongs Do Not Make A Right adage (unless you are an atheist, who have now been endowed by our judiciary with many Rights, including the right to overrule our Constitution).
    When a Judge does not understand (as indicated by his ruling) that this country, in spite of its citizen's respect for other religions, was provably founded upon Judeo-Christian law (I.e., God's Law), he is negligent in knowledge. The cross has been the visual symbol of God, in the form of His Son, and of His Law for millennia.
    If people of other religions, or none at all, are offended by the founding principles of this country, that is their right. They also have the right to avoid a park, or any other place they find offensive.
    So, using their own argument under the Law, that anything that offends should be done away with - we citizens, WHO ARE OFFENDED by THEIR efforts to change the USA into an unrecognizable and godless nation, should be able to petition the Court and ask that THEY BE REMOVED from American soil, just as they want the cross removed from the park. The Law should work both ways, should it not? Let them find another country that better aligns with their beliefs- that is their RIGHT ! And perhaps some of our judiciary would like to accompany them.

  • john edwards

    06/23/2017 06:01 PM

    HAVE THE COUNTY/CITY SELL THE SMALL PIECE OF LAND THE CROSS IS ON TO A PUBLIC ORG.

    KEEP THE CROSS !

  • donna louise borum

    06/23/2017 06:00 PM

    I think these people are pitful. Some day they will have to face that cross. Four people trying to break American tradition. People have no common sense. People are crule and have no understanding of what America stands and has since the beginning of our country. They are trouble makers. May God have mercy on their souls.

  • James T Bryson

    06/23/2017 05:57 PM

    When the courts can't find a way to support common sense and, the rule of law, they lose respect from us common folk.

    A jurist that pretends he can't figure a way to understand this historic cross, claiming "the law is the law..." in his ruling, is invoking the spirit of Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, 1838, " the law is an ass".

  • Phyllis Marks

    06/23/2017 05:42 PM

    Things like is is what is so unfair for 4 people to step on millions of others who believe in "the cross" ..I say, make them take it down ! I say let the majority rule in cases like this. One day, these same 4 stand before God , Himself, and give reason for this happening.

  • Thomas r place

    06/23/2017 05:38 PM

    This is not what the Foundering Fathers had in mind . How can we fight back .? I am sick and tired of this cow tailing . hey big brave atheists give us your names .

  • Chris Lee

    06/23/2017 05:32 PM

    We had a similar situation in a nearby city a couple of years ago, that turned out to be AMAZING. Citizens volunteered to build "Little White Crosses" which were then offered to anyone that wanted one - to put in their yard. I don't know the exact number that has been given away but I hear it's OVER 70,000 now. It spread rapidly to nearby cities as a sort of "don't even bother trying" notice. Eventually (a few months I think) the city sold a 20'x20' parcel of the park to a church in town, for $100. That parcel just happened to be where the cross stands.

    I know at one point they were ordering truckloads of 1x4's to make more crosses. Entirely a volunteer effort with a huge impact. Port Neches Park - Port Neches, TX - https://www.facebook.com/littlewhitecrosses/

    Take back our country - one yard at a time!!!

  • Leon Raiche

    06/23/2017 05:24 PM

    Mike;
    I know that Judge Vinson must have handed down his decision with reservations and, I suspect, with personal regrets. However, the law would not allow him any other possibility. - Besides, If there were a statue of Buddha or a Muslim memorial or some other religious artifact involved, it might put this in a somewhat different context for those of us who are Christians.

    Leon Raiche from Pensacola,FL

  • Nan Credle

    06/23/2017 05:24 PM

    This is beyond sad. It is spiritual warfare. Why does precedent (i.e. previous judge(s) opinions) override the intent of the founders of the Constitution? That leaves the door open to continual reinterpretation of the Constitution by activist judges, and then future judicial decisions are bound by that?

  • Bill Gannon

    06/23/2017 05:12 PM

    Without hesitation and without a doubt the bill for removal should be charged to the four poor souls that demanded that the cross be removed. I hope and pray that somehow they are afforded a tiny glimpse of what eternity has in store for them before it is too late to save their souls. I would wish that outcome on no one.

  • William Tait

    06/23/2017 05:00 PM

    I would think "Precident" would stem from all the National Moments and National Cemeteries as well as the halls of the Federal buildings in Washington DC. After all some were actually used as churches and many political leaders were actually the ones leading the religious proceedings back then.
    One has a right not to look at these "symbols" as well as honor them.

  • Linda Burden

    06/23/2017 04:55 PM

    I know the bible warns us of these days and ultimately I know who wins in the end... but it still seems so unbelievable to see it happening in my lifetime. Thank you for your emails/updates on what's happening in the world. Prayers, linda burden

  • Jamie Townsend

    06/23/2017 04:54 PM

    Thanks for these Newsletters, Mr. Huckabee; I truly look forward to reading them & often share the stories with my family, not only for their valuable news content, but examples of excellent prose as well. God bless!

  • Cathy Glowacz

    06/23/2017 04:50 PM

    Hey Mike,
    Thanks for sharing the news that the media doesn't, keeping us up to date on what's going on especially garbage like this, just another kick in the teeth for Christians. That's ok, we'll keep fighting until Christ returns, it just makes us stronger.

  • James B. Johnson

    06/23/2017 04:44 PM

    That should be the conditions from the judge that the atheist's foot the bill, but honestly the cross should NOT be moved!!

  • Philip Morgan

    06/23/2017 04:43 PM

    Why does any law find a simple cross to be against the constitution or law? It is not "establishing any religion" or condemning any. Does it prevent public enjoyment of a park? Bizarre and wrong-minded. It certainly does offend someone who doesn't believe in god or any particular established religion. It is an absurd waste of money and time to remove it!

  • Sylvia Mummert

    06/23/2017 04:40 PM

    I do not feel that these 4 athists should have the power to take down the cross. Our country was founded on Christian beliefs. The athists have gotten away with too much starting with taking prayer out of schools. They should move to a different country that does not have Christian beliefs.

  • Diane Hamp

    06/23/2017 04:10 PM

    This Country was based on God. Instead the politicians and courts are allowing a few with other than Christian and American beliefs run and ruin our Country. Allowing a few to take away our traditions in the Courts, as well as allowing our Courts to take away the traditions and rights of many for a few unbelievers and Anti Americans of the true America
    When are the people going to have our population return to order of a Christian Society?

  • alice Donaldson

    06/23/2017 04:02 PM

    Tell the 4 people that want the cross down,to leave. They don't have to look at it. This country was created by Christians .Their are plenty of countries that don't believe in God .I'm tired of Christians having to give up their values. That is what is wrong.Put God back into the schools,courts, and into the home.Teach the children to pray, and go back into the churches. If they don't like it , tell them to leave.This is the last chance that God is telling america.Lets get it right.

  • Frank Rivaldo

    06/23/2017 04:01 PM

    Mike you are right as rain. As long as the non-believers have their way everything is fine. They should look into the history of our nation and see that it was founded on Christian principles and beliefs, I am afraid our nation is being conformed to people who think that being politically correct is more important than honoring the God that has so richly blessed us. Please keep writing you are a man who says it like it truly is.

  • Larry Yerger

    06/23/2017 03:53 PM

    Mike [or is that Rev. Gov. Mike?] My family has followed and supported you since your first run at the Whitehouse (we still support you) and your insights have been helpful to all of us...

    The issue of the Cross is near-and-dear to myself, wife (Andrea) and son [Joseph - 35yrs who is now in seminary at Gordon Conwell in Jax, FL] since all of us graduated [25 yrs apart] from the University of West Florida with our Bachelor's, and we passed that Cross frequently heading out to the Gulf...even as young, kinda naif college kids we knew what that Cross meant... I'm not sure if i am more angry or sad at the current situation...I stand behind the 1st Amendment - everyone has the right to be wrong about which god [there is only ONE GOD of course] to worship, but I remember when 'liberal' was not a pejorative [neither was 'conservative'] - - - WHAT HAPPENED!?! Watered down theology and the relegation of God to a small corner in the back of the room - that's what happened... and it's OUR FAULT [and our parents] taking the easy way out... our heritage in the faith has been polluted by the "god of pluralism and niceness" and something has to be done...

    In January 2012 a new denomination was born - A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians [ECO] - and we are trying to make thing's right again... in five years we have grown to 340+/- congregations and will continue to do so...

    We pray for you and your mission as you serve the One God in your arena...I am disabled and finances are tight for us - lots others too - but if there is a way for me/us to help 'retake' our country, let me know of the opportunity...

    Blessings and the Peace that passes understanding by with you...

    Rev, Lawrence D. [Larry] Yerger
    Assist. Pastor, 1st Pres., ECO
    Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Florida

    [The above comments are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect ECO and members thereof]

  • Carol Rollo

    06/23/2017 03:47 PM

    As someone suggested, the answer is for the city to donate the land to a private entity until the courts can stop this insanity. As long as I can remember this cross was the sight for Easter Morning Sunrise Services. We also have a cross on Pensacola Beach that designates the first Church Service in America. It withstood Hurricane Ivan in 2004, while most of the island blew away. Pensacola is a diverse town but take our religion very seriously. Obviously, God agrees.

  • Jack Hollister

    06/23/2017 03:40 PM

    Gov.
    This is something that should be challenged all the way to SCOTUS, or Congesss pass a bill that doesn't let a small minority of atheists run this Christian Nation.
    Time to stand up for the majority's rights.

  • M. L. O'Neal

    06/23/2017 03:29 PM

    This is absurd!!!!

  • Emily R. Bath

    06/23/2017 03:17 PM

    Why do we continue to allow the demands of the few to control the rights of the many? My mother told me over 60 years ago that this country would be destroyed from within, but I never dreamed it would be my fellow-Americans! How sad!

  • Barbara Bender

    06/23/2017 03:13 PM

    Do they really believe that removing a Christian cross will make Christianity go away? It's Ike what they're doing down south by removing statutes of southern military heroes, will that change historty by their removal? So ridiculous, it's almost laughable. But I am not laughing, I'm getting very angry that a scant few can cause such a drastic action to be taken.

  • Helen Jones

    06/23/2017 03:10 PM

    Hi Mike, this is absolutely nuts!!! How come atheists can get away with this BS??? They believe there is no God so what's the problem?
    Love your newsletter by the way, I often copy and paste to my FB page (giving you credit for it of course!!!)
    Have at 'em Mike, you're doing a GREAT job.

    Helen Jones

  • Lauraine Wilde

    06/23/2017 03:08 PM

    I will pray for these 4 atheists and any other groups of Non-Believers. May GOD have mercy on them...!!!

  • Kim Newman

    06/23/2017 03:06 PM

    Well said! I wonder if the American Center for Law and Justice (Jay Sekulow) would be interested in pursing some type of an appeal?

  • Susan Lunsfordv

    06/23/2017 03:05 PM

    What bill do these lawsuits keep referencing? Poo to those 4. Don't go near there if it offends you. We'll pray God will convict their hearts??????

  • Nancy Watt

    06/23/2017 02:54 PM

    God is not mocked, just like Ms. O'Hara responsible for taking prayer out of the schools. (she was murdered in the desert several years ago. Those opposing the cross given as a gift will see the Lord move to protect His people. This is a symbol of His sacrifice for all mankind even the non believers. Praying for God to vindicate His people and restore the cross to it's rightful location. No weapon formed against us will prosper.

  • Bill Kohl

    06/23/2017 02:52 PM

    Mike, you have a point. If 4 people can stir up hate and get the courts to rule in their favor, it truly is becoming a land of the rich, by the rich, and for only the rich. Maybe it is time to change the laws in this land to ensure that the losing party pays the attorney fees and court costs of the winner, and that anything involving a community, the people of the community involved have the final VOTE. Every legal citizen that is a property owner or renter! If the people vote to keep history and God in their community, they MUST overrule ANY Judge. Or we are all slaves to the radical left ruling elite. Next we will have Judges overruling the President.....yes, corruption on a scale only the rich can afford to play. Democracy my ass! I hope and pray that President Trump sees what is going on. We need him more than ever in our nations history.

  • DENNIS RICHARD BURNS

    06/23/2017 02:50 PM

    Fereedom of speech and freedom of religion must take precedence in this issue.

  • Randall C. USher

    06/23/2017 02:49 PM

    Thanks for everything you have done for this Country. I get totally discussed with just a few people in this Country ruling the majority. I just don't get it... What can I do to help? How can all of us that care help???

  • Michelle Munro

    06/23/2017 02:48 PM

    Christians better start standing up for their rights. Atheists spend alot of time trying to fight against someone they don't believe exists. Something must scare them about Jesus Christ.

  • Thomas D. Bennett

    06/23/2017 02:44 PM

    Mike, the ultimate "reductio ad absurdum" would of course be the demand that all gravestones at Arlington be removed. The horror of it is that Soviet-originated political correctness and so many decades of infiltration and subversion of our culture and society have made that a possibility. Our civilizational enemy remains Marxism --the roadmap for Obama's "fundamental transformation of America" -- just like islamic terror supporting the ideology of a lethal world-wide and tyrannical caliphate.

  • Jan Stachowicz

    06/23/2017 02:40 PM

    Why is that 3 or 4 people don't like something, and many more like it, then the courts always take the fewer
    in there favor? That just don't seem right. Because when we vote for something the most votes win.

  • Lee Glisson

    06/23/2017 02:22 PM

    When is this madness going to stop. This judge and so many others have forgotten that this country was founded on the Christian foundation and the cross is a symbol of that foundation. When they cave in to the atheist, they turn their backs on God.

  • Doug Smith

    06/23/2017 02:16 PM

    Atheists in the park are offensive to me. Can we have them banned from the park?

  • Laura Baker

    06/23/2017 02:14 PM

    This is sad and disgusting that 4 people have that much power. I look forward to the day when "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charlotte Hill

    06/23/2017 02:14 PM

    I really love the way you write. You always get your point across succinctly and with appropriate humor.

  • Wanda Smiglewski

    06/23/2017 02:08 PM

    If someone bought that particular part of property then it would be personal property and not public. Would that make a difference. Maybe it could be done within the thirty days. Just throwing it out there.

  • Kathy McNeill

    06/23/2017 01:55 PM

    Hi Mike,
    How do we as Christians fight this?

  • Marie Vaughn

    06/23/2017 01:53 PM

    If there's any action, like signing a petition or sending requests to lawmakers to take action that might change this, please let the public know. Thank you Mr Huckabee

  • Ricci Henry

    06/23/2017 01:43 PM

    Thank you, Mike Huckabee, for highlighting this issue. How can we change the minds of our leaders to bring the 'separation of church and state' rule back into proper law. Our founding fathers never meant to totally exclude God from government, as we all know. If the true meaning of law is not restored soon, I feel it will be too late to change the current environment of lawlessness. Yes! This is what this is! Judges need to be held accountable for twisting and contorting the laws of our government. They need their law licenses revoked. Our leaders need to stop turning a blind eye to this. It's been said that our government system can only be run by honest and Christian people. It seems they may be right.

  • Ronald Montana

    06/23/2017 01:41 PM

    Since atheism is not a religion; how can they claim that the cross violates their religious beliefs. I believe that the court got it incorrect on this one.

  • Marvin T Suitt

    06/23/2017 01:38 PM

    Each time something like this happens it makes it more evident that right now America is allowing a very few to lead us as a nation to defeat. We are in danger of not having the courage to be a free people. We as a nation have enjoyed freedom for many years, not because there was no opposition in the past, but our people had the courage to face the opposition and say NO to their demands.

June 22, 2017
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A federal judge in Pensacola, Florida, has ordered a 30-foot cross that was erected by the Jaycees in Bayview Park in 1969 (replacing a wooden one that had been there since 1941) to be removed within 30 days after precisely four people backed by two atheist groups filed a complaint. The judge acknowledged that the cross had wide public support and that the Founders would have found this lawsuit “absurd,” and if he were ruling on a blank slate, he would leave it alone. But “the law is the law,” and he was forced by precedent to order it removed as a purely religious symbol on public property.

A spokeswoman for one of the humanist groups that filed the lawsuit said, "The cross was totally unavoidable to park patrons” (did they continually bump into it?) “and to have citizens foot the bill for such a religious symbol is both unfair and unconstitutional.” Question: what bill? It was a gift from the Jaycees that had been standing in the park for 48 years. Moving it out of the park will generate a bill that citizens will have to foot. Perhaps the four atheists whose hearts bleed so for the poor beleaguered taxpayers would like to cover that bill, since they’re the only ones who were offended and they’re the reason it has to be relocated.


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  • Mary Euler

    06/23/2017 07:00 PM

    In the next 30 days the town needs to sell the "lot" (100 x 100) that it sits on to the Jaycees for $1.00. Then they don't have to remove it

  • J Harold Mohler MD

    06/23/2017 06:54 PM

    Tell the four atheists and the judge to come with their shovels and move it. This is just another case of the tail wagging the dog. I thought that in a democracy the majority rules not minority of less that 0.1%!!

  • Joyce Roberts

    06/23/2017 06:50 PM

    It is beyond me why these troublemakers get their way in this, while they should be told to just look in a different direction if the cross offends them. After all, that is what WE have to do when the gays decide to parade around in their lack of attire. And as far as the expense to the citizens, I will bet there are many more than four of the local citizenry would vote to keep and maintain that cross. THERE ARE OTHER PLACES THESE FOUR IDIOTS CAN SPEND THEIR TIME! Is anyone ever going to display COMMON SENSE again? I would be absolutely ashamed to be like any of these wimps on BOTH sides. MAKE THEM ALL WEAR DIAPERS.....but then, they would likely love that idea.... WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • An

    06/23/2017 06:40 PM

    When Justices say our Constitution is a evolving document, and they then insert Freedom From Religion (rather than Freedom OF religion), they are ruling by FIAT; they are DECREEING a new law, not interpreting the existing (and foundational) one.
    When a Judge takes the historically interpreted rights of the citizens away from the citizens, he is ruling by fiat.
    When another Judge follows the "precedent" of the first Judge, he is also ruling by fiat. (He also must be blissfully unaware of the Two Wrongs Do Not Make A Right adage (unless you are an atheist, who have now been endowed by our judiciary with many Rights, including the right to overrule our Constitution).
    When a Judge does not understand (as indicated by his ruling) that this country, in spite of its citizen's respect for other religions, was provably founded upon Judeo-Christian law (I.e., God's Law), he is negligent in knowledge. The cross has been the visual symbol of God, in the form of His Son, and of His Law for millennia.
    If people of other religions, or none at all, are offended by the founding principles of this country, that is their right. They also have the right to avoid a park, or any other place they find offensive.
    So, using their own argument under the Law, that anything that offends should be done away with - we citizens, WHO ARE OFFENDED by THEIR efforts to change the USA into an unrecognizable and godless nation, should be able to petition the Court and ask that THEY BE REMOVED from American soil, just as they want the cross removed from the park. The Law should work both ways, should it not? Let them find another country that better aligns with their beliefs- that is their RIGHT ! And perhaps some of our judiciary would like to accompany them.

  • john edwards

    06/23/2017 06:01 PM

    HAVE THE COUNTY/CITY SELL THE SMALL PIECE OF LAND THE CROSS IS ON TO A PUBLIC ORG.

    KEEP THE CROSS !

  • donna louise borum

    06/23/2017 06:00 PM

    I think these people are pitful. Some day they will have to face that cross. Four people trying to break American tradition. People have no common sense. People are crule and have no understanding of what America stands and has since the beginning of our country. They are trouble makers. May God have mercy on their souls.

  • James T Bryson

    06/23/2017 05:57 PM

    When the courts can't find a way to support common sense and, the rule of law, they lose respect from us common folk.

    A jurist that pretends he can't figure a way to understand this historic cross, claiming "the law is the law..." in his ruling, is invoking the spirit of Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, 1838, " the law is an ass".

  • Phyllis Marks

    06/23/2017 05:42 PM

    Things like is is what is so unfair for 4 people to step on millions of others who believe in "the cross" ..I say, make them take it down ! I say let the majority rule in cases like this. One day, these same 4 stand before God , Himself, and give reason for this happening.

  • Thomas r place

    06/23/2017 05:38 PM

    This is not what the Foundering Fathers had in mind . How can we fight back .? I am sick and tired of this cow tailing . hey big brave atheists give us your names .

  • Chris Lee

    06/23/2017 05:32 PM

    We had a similar situation in a nearby city a couple of years ago, that turned out to be AMAZING. Citizens volunteered to build "Little White Crosses" which were then offered to anyone that wanted one - to put in their yard. I don't know the exact number that has been given away but I hear it's OVER 70,000 now. It spread rapidly to nearby cities as a sort of "don't even bother trying" notice. Eventually (a few months I think) the city sold a 20'x20' parcel of the park to a church in town, for $100. That parcel just happened to be where the cross stands.

    I know at one point they were ordering truckloads of 1x4's to make more crosses. Entirely a volunteer effort with a huge impact. Port Neches Park - Port Neches, TX - https://www.facebook.com/littlewhitecrosses/

    Take back our country - one yard at a time!!!

  • Leon Raiche

    06/23/2017 05:24 PM

    Mike;
    I know that Judge Vinson must have handed down his decision with reservations and, I suspect, with personal regrets. However, the law would not allow him any other possibility. - Besides, If there were a statue of Buddha or a Muslim memorial or some other religious artifact involved, it might put this in a somewhat different context for those of us who are Christians.

    Leon Raiche from Pensacola,FL

  • Nan Credle

    06/23/2017 05:24 PM

    This is beyond sad. It is spiritual warfare. Why does precedent (i.e. previous judge(s) opinions) override the intent of the founders of the Constitution? That leaves the door open to continual reinterpretation of the Constitution by activist judges, and then future judicial decisions are bound by that?

  • Bill Gannon

    06/23/2017 05:12 PM

    Without hesitation and without a doubt the bill for removal should be charged to the four poor souls that demanded that the cross be removed. I hope and pray that somehow they are afforded a tiny glimpse of what eternity has in store for them before it is too late to save their souls. I would wish that outcome on no one.

  • William Tait

    06/23/2017 05:00 PM

    I would think "Precident" would stem from all the National Moments and National Cemeteries as well as the halls of the Federal buildings in Washington DC. After all some were actually used as churches and many political leaders were actually the ones leading the religious proceedings back then.
    One has a right not to look at these "symbols" as well as honor them.

  • Linda Burden

    06/23/2017 04:55 PM

    I know the bible warns us of these days and ultimately I know who wins in the end... but it still seems so unbelievable to see it happening in my lifetime. Thank you for your emails/updates on what's happening in the world. Prayers, linda burden

  • Jamie Townsend

    06/23/2017 04:54 PM

    Thanks for these Newsletters, Mr. Huckabee; I truly look forward to reading them & often share the stories with my family, not only for their valuable news content, but examples of excellent prose as well. God bless!

  • Cathy Glowacz

    06/23/2017 04:50 PM

    Hey Mike,
    Thanks for sharing the news that the media doesn't, keeping us up to date on what's going on especially garbage like this, just another kick in the teeth for Christians. That's ok, we'll keep fighting until Christ returns, it just makes us stronger.

  • James B. Johnson

    06/23/2017 04:44 PM

    That should be the conditions from the judge that the atheist's foot the bill, but honestly the cross should NOT be moved!!

  • Philip Morgan

    06/23/2017 04:43 PM

    Why does any law find a simple cross to be against the constitution or law? It is not "establishing any religion" or condemning any. Does it prevent public enjoyment of a park? Bizarre and wrong-minded. It certainly does offend someone who doesn't believe in god or any particular established religion. It is an absurd waste of money and time to remove it!

  • Sylvia Mummert

    06/23/2017 04:40 PM

    I do not feel that these 4 athists should have the power to take down the cross. Our country was founded on Christian beliefs. The athists have gotten away with too much starting with taking prayer out of schools. They should move to a different country that does not have Christian beliefs.

  • Diane Hamp

    06/23/2017 04:10 PM

    This Country was based on God. Instead the politicians and courts are allowing a few with other than Christian and American beliefs run and ruin our Country. Allowing a few to take away our traditions in the Courts, as well as allowing our Courts to take away the traditions and rights of many for a few unbelievers and Anti Americans of the true America
    When are the people going to have our population return to order of a Christian Society?

  • alice Donaldson

    06/23/2017 04:02 PM

    Tell the 4 people that want the cross down,to leave. They don't have to look at it. This country was created by Christians .Their are plenty of countries that don't believe in God .I'm tired of Christians having to give up their values. That is what is wrong.Put God back into the schools,courts, and into the home.Teach the children to pray, and go back into the churches. If they don't like it , tell them to leave.This is the last chance that God is telling america.Lets get it right.

  • Frank Rivaldo

    06/23/2017 04:01 PM

    Mike you are right as rain. As long as the non-believers have their way everything is fine. They should look into the history of our nation and see that it was founded on Christian principles and beliefs, I am afraid our nation is being conformed to people who think that being politically correct is more important than honoring the God that has so richly blessed us. Please keep writing you are a man who says it like it truly is.

  • Larry Yerger

    06/23/2017 03:53 PM

    Mike [or is that Rev. Gov. Mike?] My family has followed and supported you since your first run at the Whitehouse (we still support you) and your insights have been helpful to all of us...

    The issue of the Cross is near-and-dear to myself, wife (Andrea) and son [Joseph - 35yrs who is now in seminary at Gordon Conwell in Jax, FL] since all of us graduated [25 yrs apart] from the University of West Florida with our Bachelor's, and we passed that Cross frequently heading out to the Gulf...even as young, kinda naif college kids we knew what that Cross meant... I'm not sure if i am more angry or sad at the current situation...I stand behind the 1st Amendment - everyone has the right to be wrong about which god [there is only ONE GOD of course] to worship, but I remember when 'liberal' was not a pejorative [neither was 'conservative'] - - - WHAT HAPPENED!?! Watered down theology and the relegation of God to a small corner in the back of the room - that's what happened... and it's OUR FAULT [and our parents] taking the easy way out... our heritage in the faith has been polluted by the "god of pluralism and niceness" and something has to be done...

    In January 2012 a new denomination was born - A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians [ECO] - and we are trying to make thing's right again... in five years we have grown to 340+/- congregations and will continue to do so...

    We pray for you and your mission as you serve the One God in your arena...I am disabled and finances are tight for us - lots others too - but if there is a way for me/us to help 'retake' our country, let me know of the opportunity...

    Blessings and the Peace that passes understanding by with you...

    Rev, Lawrence D. [Larry] Yerger
    Assist. Pastor, 1st Pres., ECO
    Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Florida

    [The above comments are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect ECO and members thereof]

  • Carol Rollo

    06/23/2017 03:47 PM

    As someone suggested, the answer is for the city to donate the land to a private entity until the courts can stop this insanity. As long as I can remember this cross was the sight for Easter Morning Sunrise Services. We also have a cross on Pensacola Beach that designates the first Church Service in America. It withstood Hurricane Ivan in 2004, while most of the island blew away. Pensacola is a diverse town but take our religion very seriously. Obviously, God agrees.

  • Jack Hollister

    06/23/2017 03:40 PM

    Gov.
    This is something that should be challenged all the way to SCOTUS, or Congesss pass a bill that doesn't let a small minority of atheists run this Christian Nation.
    Time to stand up for the majority's rights.

  • M. L. O'Neal

    06/23/2017 03:29 PM

    This is absurd!!!!

  • Emily R. Bath

    06/23/2017 03:17 PM

    Why do we continue to allow the demands of the few to control the rights of the many? My mother told me over 60 years ago that this country would be destroyed from within, but I never dreamed it would be my fellow-Americans! How sad!

  • Barbara Bender

    06/23/2017 03:13 PM

    Do they really believe that removing a Christian cross will make Christianity go away? It's Ike what they're doing down south by removing statutes of southern military heroes, will that change historty by their removal? So ridiculous, it's almost laughable. But I am not laughing, I'm getting very angry that a scant few can cause such a drastic action to be taken.

  • Helen Jones

    06/23/2017 03:10 PM

    Hi Mike, this is absolutely nuts!!! How come atheists can get away with this BS??? They believe there is no God so what's the problem?
    Love your newsletter by the way, I often copy and paste to my FB page (giving you credit for it of course!!!)
    Have at 'em Mike, you're doing a GREAT job.

    Helen Jones

  • Lauraine Wilde

    06/23/2017 03:08 PM

    I will pray for these 4 atheists and any other groups of Non-Believers. May GOD have mercy on them...!!!

  • Kim Newman

    06/23/2017 03:06 PM

    Well said! I wonder if the American Center for Law and Justice (Jay Sekulow) would be interested in pursing some type of an appeal?

  • Susan Lunsfordv

    06/23/2017 03:05 PM

    What bill do these lawsuits keep referencing? Poo to those 4. Don't go near there if it offends you. We'll pray God will convict their hearts??????

  • Nancy Watt

    06/23/2017 02:54 PM

    God is not mocked, just like Ms. O'Hara responsible for taking prayer out of the schools. (she was murdered in the desert several years ago. Those opposing the cross given as a gift will see the Lord move to protect His people. This is a symbol of His sacrifice for all mankind even the non believers. Praying for God to vindicate His people and restore the cross to it's rightful location. No weapon formed against us will prosper.

  • Bill Kohl

    06/23/2017 02:52 PM

    Mike, you have a point. If 4 people can stir up hate and get the courts to rule in their favor, it truly is becoming a land of the rich, by the rich, and for only the rich. Maybe it is time to change the laws in this land to ensure that the losing party pays the attorney fees and court costs of the winner, and that anything involving a community, the people of the community involved have the final VOTE. Every legal citizen that is a property owner or renter! If the people vote to keep history and God in their community, they MUST overrule ANY Judge. Or we are all slaves to the radical left ruling elite. Next we will have Judges overruling the President.....yes, corruption on a scale only the rich can afford to play. Democracy my ass! I hope and pray that President Trump sees what is going on. We need him more than ever in our nations history.

  • DENNIS RICHARD BURNS

    06/23/2017 02:50 PM

    Fereedom of speech and freedom of religion must take precedence in this issue.

  • Randall C. USher

    06/23/2017 02:49 PM

    Thanks for everything you have done for this Country. I get totally discussed with just a few people in this Country ruling the majority. I just don't get it... What can I do to help? How can all of us that care help???

  • Michelle Munro

    06/23/2017 02:48 PM

    Christians better start standing up for their rights. Atheists spend alot of time trying to fight against someone they don't believe exists. Something must scare them about Jesus Christ.

  • Thomas D. Bennett

    06/23/2017 02:44 PM

    Mike, the ultimate "reductio ad absurdum" would of course be the demand that all gravestones at Arlington be removed. The horror of it is that Soviet-originated political correctness and so many decades of infiltration and subversion of our culture and society have made that a possibility. Our civilizational enemy remains Marxism --the roadmap for Obama's "fundamental transformation of America" -- just like islamic terror supporting the ideology of a lethal world-wide and tyrannical caliphate.

  • Jan Stachowicz

    06/23/2017 02:40 PM

    Why is that 3 or 4 people don't like something, and many more like it, then the courts always take the fewer
    in there favor? That just don't seem right. Because when we vote for something the most votes win.

  • Lee Glisson

    06/23/2017 02:22 PM

    When is this madness going to stop. This judge and so many others have forgotten that this country was founded on the Christian foundation and the cross is a symbol of that foundation. When they cave in to the atheist, they turn their backs on God.

  • Doug Smith

    06/23/2017 02:16 PM

    Atheists in the park are offensive to me. Can we have them banned from the park?

  • Laura Baker

    06/23/2017 02:14 PM

    This is sad and disgusting that 4 people have that much power. I look forward to the day when "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charlotte Hill

    06/23/2017 02:14 PM

    I really love the way you write. You always get your point across succinctly and with appropriate humor.

  • Wanda Smiglewski

    06/23/2017 02:08 PM

    If someone bought that particular part of property then it would be personal property and not public. Would that make a difference. Maybe it could be done within the thirty days. Just throwing it out there.

  • Kathy McNeill

    06/23/2017 01:55 PM

    Hi Mike,
    How do we as Christians fight this?

  • Marie Vaughn

    06/23/2017 01:53 PM

    If there's any action, like signing a petition or sending requests to lawmakers to take action that might change this, please let the public know. Thank you Mr Huckabee

  • Ricci Henry

    06/23/2017 01:43 PM

    Thank you, Mike Huckabee, for highlighting this issue. How can we change the minds of our leaders to bring the 'separation of church and state' rule back into proper law. Our founding fathers never meant to totally exclude God from government, as we all know. If the true meaning of law is not restored soon, I feel it will be too late to change the current environment of lawlessness. Yes! This is what this is! Judges need to be held accountable for twisting and contorting the laws of our government. They need their law licenses revoked. Our leaders need to stop turning a blind eye to this. It's been said that our government system can only be run by honest and Christian people. It seems they may be right.

  • Ronald Montana

    06/23/2017 01:41 PM

    Since atheism is not a religion; how can they claim that the cross violates their religious beliefs. I believe that the court got it incorrect on this one.

  • Marvin T Suitt

    06/23/2017 01:38 PM

    Each time something like this happens it makes it more evident that right now America is allowing a very few to lead us as a nation to defeat. We are in danger of not having the courage to be a free people. We as a nation have enjoyed freedom for many years, not because there was no opposition in the past, but our people had the courage to face the opposition and say NO to their demands.