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Decade-Long Fight Over Mojave Cross Ends With Land Swap

posted on May 10, 2012

Out in the Mojave desert there is a small, white cross that has stood at the center of controversy for the last decade. Now a tentative land-swap agreement will end the legal, and political, fight. Erected in 1934 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the World War I memorial cross is situated on public lands, namely the Mojave National Preserve, to the consternation of some separation of church and state advocates. Christianity Today’s Morgan Feddes reports that “the plan gives the acre of land where the cross has been located to two veterans’ groups in exchange for five acres of private property in the Mojave National Preserve.”

Read at Christianity Today