From the opinion:
"...To the extent [Montana's] Big Mountain Jesus may have had some religious significance at the time of its construction by the Knights of Columbus, and may have provided from time to time spiritual inspiration or offense to some, over the course of the last 60 years the statue has become more of an historical landmark and a curiosity."
The idea is disturbing that a monument to Christ can lose its religious significance, and become an appropriate government monument in the process, due to years of "frivolity." This line of thinking underscores why we should not allow government to co-opt religious monuments. In so doing, government doesn't honor religion, it systematically secularizes its expression.
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