City officials in Tega Cay, South Carolina, removed three references to the word “Lord” on a memorial for fallen policemen that was installed at a new police station in the city.
Almost immediately, the city began receiving complaints about the “religious” inscription on the memorial, which was donated by a civic group. The front of the stone memorial displays Matthew 5:9 from the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” On the back is a personal prayer for courage and compassion with two references to “Lord” that appears on similar memorials across the country, including Washington, D.C.
Said Tega Cay City Manager Charlie Funderburk, “There is [sic] just as many people upset now that it got removed over people upset it was there in the first place. There is no win here at all.” Since the memorial held no historical significance, Funderburk said the city decided to scrub out the references to “Lord.”
FOX News contributor Jonathan Morris commented on FOX & Friends, “What they are trying to do is erase the name and the voice of God in the public square, and that is not good for our country.”
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