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June 18, 2004
Wrong: ACLU on LA Seal
The cross on the seal of LA is history. That's sad to say because it is a part of history.
But that's all different than if someone tried to put a tiny cross on a flag today. And the "why" of that is an interesting question to pursue.
I've got no problem with it there and neither should anyone else.
It's only LA irony that the cross sits above the Hollywood Bowl on the seal. (Description of Seal symbols here on the LA County Web site.
Size is important. I agree with Joe Schmoe - God help me :) - when he says that the ACLU seems to be CREATING an issue out of whole cloth.
LA was not going to become a fundamentalist area - unless money is the God.
One of the discussions over at Calpundit (it's actually a good, thoughtful discussion in the comments, which started out as a post about the downhill slide of the LA Times op-ed page) is that the ACLU took the case, and the county settled, is because getting to court and losing, might bolster the Roy Moore's of the world who think one tiny cross put on the flag is equivelant to comissioning and getting the county to pay for a large Ten Commandments statue at the entrance to the courthouse.