The Supreme Court heard oral arguments at the end of February on the Bladensburg cross case, in which the Justices must answer the constitutionality of a war memorial in the shape of a cross seated on government-owned property. On this episode, we go inside the courtroom with journalist Tom Strode who gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the case. Then Travis, Steven, and Jeff discuss the Establishment Clause and what makes America’s idea of separation of church and state unique.
Tom Strode serves as the bureau chief and Washington, D.C., correspondent for Baptist Press, the Southern Baptist Convention's news service. He is also a pastor at Covenant Community Church in Fredericksburg, Va.
Resources from the Conversation
- SCOTUSblog Case Page | The American Legion v. The American Humanist Association
- SCOTUS | ERLC Amicus Brief
- ERLC article | What’s at the Heart of the Bladensburg Cross Supreme Court Case
- Tom’s BP article | Court Signals it May Change Church-State Doctrine