Skip to comments.Federal Government Strips "God" From the Washington Monument
Posted on 10/29/2007 9:40:55 PM PDT by dvan
The National Park Service, a branch of the federal government, has joined the Veterans Administration in establishing anti-Christian bigotry as public policy. The NPS has censored God from a key display of America's Christian heritage in Washington.
The reference is an engraving of "Laus Deo," which is Latin for "Praise be to God," on the east side of the 100-ounce aluminum cap atop of the Washington Monument.
Since the actual inscription on the cap is unviewable atop the 555-foot stone column, the NPS created a replica which is on display in the white-colored obelisk of marble, granite and sandstone.
Now God has been removed from the plaque containing information about the Washington Monument. In 2000 the plaque read:
APEX OF THE MONUMENT Reproduction The builders searched for an appropriate metal for the apex that would not tarnish and would act as a lightning rod. They chose one of the rarest metals of the time, aluminum. The casting was inscribed with the phrase, Laus Deo, (Praise be to God).
The NPS censored the last sentence from the latest plaque, which now reads:
CAP OF THE MONUMENT Reproduction The builders searched for appropriate metal for the cap that would not tarnish and would act as a lightning rod. They chose one of the rarest metals of the time aluminum.
In addition, the replica of the cap which is in the monument has been positioned so close to the wall that the wording Laus Deo cannot be read. Prior to the censorship by the NPS, the replica wording could be read.
It was the third time in just the past few weeks that an agency of the federal government has banned the use of God. First was the Architect of the Capitol banning religious references when issuing flag certificates. That ruling was later rescinded. Next came the Veterans Administration censoring religious references in the script used to describe each fold of the flag at 125 national cemeteries. That censoring came after only one person complained.
Because of the NPS censorship, children and other visitors to the monument now have no way to know that the words, 'Laus Deo,' ('Praise be to God'), are inscribed on the original cap atop the monument! This censoring of God will help establish anti-Christian bigotry into federal law.
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So much for preservation...
Denying the legitimate history of our nation again.
These idiots should read Washington’s Farewell Address.
It won’t be much longer until God pulls his protection from this nation. Maybe it’s already happening.
You’d think we’d have learned by now - the only one’s allowed to “praise God” will say it thus: “Praise Allah”
First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country.
Sad but true, thusly Is 3.3 in my tagline.
They have no shame do they? Accuracy is subourned for an atheist agenda.
Is there any doubt that our government has basicly forsaken not only God, but the rest of us as well?
No wonder respect for our government is at an all time low. They don’t respect us and they don’t respect our beliefs.
Those folks do not recognize that anyone in the universe trumps their power.
The day will come... it will come.
They can remove those words from paper and stone...but He aint gone, no, He aint gone.
There are no words; except when they meet their maker; I believe they will all believe.
Aluminum is commodity...something for which there is demand. G-d isn’t apparently.
Who thinks they have the power to do this without the peoples’ knowledge?
They didn’t remove our name from the description, and hide it as best they could.
The One whose name they did will see to it.
The buck stops in the Oval Office.
"We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." ~George Washington
May the Bright Lights of Political Correctness that have stripped away more of our heritage, meet the end they deserve.
Marx and Stalin are down in hell egging them on from there.
***The buck stops in the Oval Office.***
No, the buck stops with the Supreme Court. Vote for a Republican in 2008.
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