Wednesday, June 28, 2006

In D.C,, a Ten Commandments Display is Protected

Greg Jones posted on the World Magazine Blog this important update:

The District of Columbia Department of Transportation has backed down from its threats to impose $300-per-day fines on the evangelical Christian group Faith and Action for installing an 850-pound granite monument of the Ten Commandments on the front lawn of the property that houses the group's offices, which sits across the street from the United States Supreme Court building. Originally, city officials had indicated that Faith and Action needed permits from both the DOT and the city's office of historic preservation, but upon further review, First Amendment concerns caused the city to drop its objections to the monument.