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The Word 'Lord' Is Declared To Be Offensive

Jeff Katz
July 23, 2019 - 1:49 pm

The city of Tega Cay, South Carolina has ordered the removal of the word "Lord" from a gift to the Tega City Police Department after receiving complaints about a "religious" reference on government property, according to The Herald.

Tega Cay Police received a large stone from the Tega Cay Women's Club as a gift to honor fallen officers and had it installed in front of the station earlier this month. The monument includes the Tega Cay Police logo and a reference to the bible verse, Matthew 5:9, which is often referred to as the Law Enforcement or Peace Keeper's verse. On the back was the Policeman's Prayer, which mentions the word "Lord" three times.

After receiving some complaints, the city council met and decided to remove the "religious" inscriptions from both sides. The Herald reports that there was no official vote, but city councils members spoke with the police department and made the decision to remove the inscriptions. A move that has caused significant backlash.

Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC) paid a visit to Tega Cay on July 20 for breakfast with Tega Cay and Fort Mill police departments and posted a video standing next to the monument pointing out that the word "Lord" had been painted over.

Has Tega Cay taken this a bit too far?