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Big Mountain Jesus Statue Supported

An attorney who is involved in defending the Jesus statue on Big Mountain says she is confident that legal precedents aimed at discouraging the government from being “hostile” to religion will help the Flathead National Forest prevail, allowing for the statue to remain where it is. CeCe Heil provided an update on the case during a town hall meeting  led by Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Whitefish Monday afternoon. The meeting was attended by about 60 people, including a special guest, Arnold “Arnie” Funk, a 91-year-old 10th Mountain Division veteran who served in Italy during World War II. The Flathead chapter of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization that maintained the statue for nearly 60 years, contends that the Jesus statue is a memorial to World War II veterans and the 10th Mountain Division in particular/Jim Mann, Daily Inter Lake. More here. (In this February 2011 AP file photo, University of Montana students, from left, Jake Coburn, Stephanie Ralls and Claire Dal Nogare, visit a statue of Jesus Christ at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Mont.)

Question: Should the Jesus statue on Big Mountain be taken down?