Crosses "banned" from inauguration

[ Critics are calling it religious discrimination and censorship.

The Rev. Patrick Mahoney and the Christian Defense Coalition were granted a permit to hold a prayer vigil and demonstration during the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day. In that permit the list of prohibited "structures" includes crosses—along with bicycles, crates, coffins, cages and statues.

Mahoney is outraged.

"Why were crosses singled out over any other religious symbol—the Star of David, Islamic symbols?" Mahoney asked.

Uh, because nobody's at all likely to be setting up a massive Star of David along the parade route?

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