D.J. Waldie's June 18 commentary, "Crash of Symbols, and Then Nothing," was inspired. The controversy surrounding the tiny cross on the Los Angeles County seal is really about intolerance. This tiny cross does nothing to establish religion. The cross memorializes our Spanish heritage and the brave Christian missionaries who, under the direction of Padre Junipero Serra and Padre Fermin Lausen, established 21 missions stretching from San Diego to San Francisco.
The effort to remove the cross is part of a nationwide campaign by the American Civil Liberties Union to remove any vestige of Christian symbolism from the public arena. Christianity is inextricably woven into our history, culture and values. This campaign is, at heart, little more than a demonstration of the ACLU's anti-Christian bigotry.