Posts tagged: statue
Jenni Kahler, right, holds her daughter, Emma, 4, as they have a photo taken with the statue of Joe Paterno located outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., today. Paterno's statue stands outside the stadium even as his reputation has swiftly fallen following a scathing special investigative report that found he helped cover up child sex abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. (AP Photo/John Beale)
Question: Should Penn State remove all vestiges of Joe Paterno?
Standing in front of a statue of Ronald Reagan on horseback, Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at a campaign rally earlier today in Dixon, Ill. Dixon is the boyhood home of former President Ronald Reagan. (AP photo)
Question: Is there any Republican on the national scene that has the potential to become another Ronald Reagan?
“Unconditional Surrender,” which was modeled after a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt taken in Times Square on V-J Day at the end of World War II, is shown in San Diego. The three-ton painted sculpture has been on loan from a Santa Monica nonprofit since 2007, and the often-extended deadline for its return was supposed to be in May. But Tuesday port commissioners ruled it can stay for one more year while fans try to raise at least a half-million dollars for a permanent bronze version. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
Question: Have you ever kissed or been kissed this way?
From left; Frederick Ryan , Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation; former Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole; Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Charles Snelling, chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, take part in the unveiling of a statue of President Ronald Reagan today at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. A nine-foot statue honoring Reagan has been unveiled at the Washington-area airport that bears his name, more than a decade after the facility was renamed for him. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Question: Do you consider Ronald Reagan to be a good-to-great president?
Lyle Burke of Alberta, Canada, poses with the statue of Jesus Christ near the top of Chair 2 at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in February. The statue, erected in 1953 to honor World War II veterans, may have to be removed after the Uinted States Forest Service recently denied a special use permit allowing the stone statue. AP story here. (AP Photo/The Missoulian, Linda Thompson)
A national atheist organization took credit Thursday for persuading the U.S. Forest Service to deny a special use permit that for decades has allowed a statue of Jesus Christ to occupy a bite of public land on Big Mountain. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which works to keep religion out of government, said the land lease was “unconstitutional” because religious symbolism cannot legally exist on federal property. The group claimed responsibility for a recent Forest Service decision that could lead to the statue's removal from a small swatch of Flathead National Forest land. The statue has been perched at the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort's Chair 2 since 1955, and was installed by a local chapter of the Knights of Columbus as a memorial to veterans of World War II, who encountered religious shrines in the mountains abroad/Tristan Scott, Missoulian. More here. (Wikipedia illustration of Jesus the Good Shepherd)
Question: Do you agree with USFS decision to remove that long-standing statue of Jesus Christ from Whitefish's Big Mountain ski area?
Lyle Burke of Alberta, Canada poses with a statue of Jesus Christ near the top of Chair 2 at Big Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Mont., on Sunday. Passers-by have visited and had their photos taken with the iconic statue since it was first installed in 1955 as a tribute to war veterans. Story here. (AP Photo/Missoulian, Linda Thompson)