This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

At Cross-Purposes

Sunday religion time and I have for you a touchy topic dealing with an ironic header "The Peace Cross."  It is situated in Bladensburg and has become somewhat controversial.
The U.S. Supreme Court is currently reviewing the matter to decide if the Cross violates the Establishment Clause.  George Will made a case for why the Court needs to clarify this issue and ultimately allow the Cross to stay as it is (click here.)  

Just this past week a letter to our local Enterprise presented why the Cross is indeed a religious symbol and hence violates the Establishment Clause:

All of which, led me to conclude:
If the Supremes do decide that the Cross has to go, then what's next?  (For the record, the Cross on Blackistone Island is also situated on public land.  What's the difference between that and the Peace Cross?
Cat Stevens also waded into a bit of a religious controversy when he converted to Islam and walked away from his rock n roll roots in 1977.  Message-wise, his Peace Train still holds up after all these years.
Video is from www.edelweissstudios.com.  Best I could determine is that Wakefield is a town in England.

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