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Big Mountain Jesus’ Supporters Smack Down Atheist Group [VIDEO]

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August 31, 2015, The Daily Caller

“Today’s decision rejects the idea that history and the First Amendment ought to be enemies,” Eric Baxter, senior counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a religious liberty legal group that argued the case, said in a statement. “Freedom From Religion Foundation wanted to use the First Amendment to erase Big Mountain Jesus from memory, even though it is, as the Court recognized, a crucial part of the history of Montana. Thank goodness for common sense.”

The Knights of Columbus built the statue in 1954 as a memorial for fallen World War II soldiers from the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. In June of 2013, the District Court ruled in favor of the Becket Fund.

The Becket Fund interviewed the men from the Knights of Columbus who perform maintenance on the statue.