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[*] Post 343780 posted on 28-7-2008 at 16:35 Reply With Quote
Scripture plaques in Grand Canyon



Three plaques with Bible quotations on them had been in the Grand Canyon. The park rangers, fearing an ACLU lawsuit, removed them, but then got so many remarks in support of them that they restored them, at least for the time being.

"Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him." Psalm 68:4
"All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name." Psalm 66: 4
"O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches." Psalm 104:24.

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http://www.thegreatseparation.com/newsfront/2003/07/bible_verses_ba.html
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[*] Post 343781 posted on 28-7-2008 at 16:55 Reply With Quote


As long as they have plaques with similar sentiments from the Quoran etc I don't see what the problem is...
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[*] Post 343784 posted on 28-7-2008 at 17:33 Reply With Quote


The plaques were sponsored by the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary, which did not decide to sponsor plaques with content drawn from other religions.

About the removal:
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"The Department of Interior determined that the plaques were not appropriate for federal public facilities. The First Amendment prohibits the government from supporting a particular religion," Maureen Oltrogge, spokeswoman for the Grand Canyon National Park, told the Arizona Sun.
That, of course, is false. The First Amendment says ""Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..." It is a restriction ON CONGRESS, not on U.S. citizens, and it prohibits a U.S. National Church (like the Church of England, or the state church of Germany) and does not allow Congress to prohibit religious freedom.

The plaques were put there in the 1960s, and the Constitution has not changed since then. They were legal then, and they are legal now.
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