Skip to comments.Now, God banished from Washington Monument
Posted on 10/26/2007 3:41:58 AM PDT by Man50D
The National Park Service has banished God from a key display of America's Christian heritage in Washington, and a California pastor who regularly leads teams of visitors to see markers of the nation's religious history wants Him restored.
The reference is an engraving of "LAUS DEO," which is Latin for "Praise be to God," and is on the east side of the 100-ounce aluminum cap of the Washington Monument.
Since the actual inscription on the cap, which on the other three sides provides other information, is unviewable atop the 555-foot stone column, the National Park Service has created a replica, which is on display inside the white-colored obelisk of marble, granite and sandstone.
The following photograph shows how the display was seen in 2000, when that inscription could be seen by visitors, even if at an angle:
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One more sneaky liberal trick, one more person standing up to it.
Put it on a motorized base so that it rotates. Won't take up any more room than it does now, and allows visitors to see all sides. More "politically correct" BS from the Fedgov bureaucracy.
When will we have enough of this?
Like the libs, I think everybody should start injecting Conservative and Christian “talking points” into every conversation. Make it a point when speaking to any public servant, regardless of station, to throw in a line of support for God and our Conservative beliefs. And then add, oh, I forgot, you’re forbidden to acknowledge God’s Greatness due to the separation of Church and State.
This is another dreadful development that The General himself would have been aghast at. He was a church-going, God-fearing man who believed that Divine Providence had kept him safe during his many battles since He had a plan for him.
This flies in the face of historical fact and is nothing short of an abomination to God and to the greatest American who ever lived.
Perhaps some enterprising group could build a motor-driven turntable that slowly rotates the top of the pedestal on which the cap rests -- so that all sides are made visible. (Inexpensive clock-drive motors are readily available...)
Similarly, a public (and publicised) donation of a new interpretive placard to go under the cap-- with a "compass rose" to indicate the direcion each side faces atop the monument, and returning to the 2000 wording -- could be made and presented.
Seems to me that, with a large public outcry, (and with no dollar outlay on their part) the NPS would be forced to accept and use the donated "interpretive display aids"... .
Donde esta Jorge???
That is such a simple and obvious solution that you just know the NPS's lame "reasons" for not using it are atheist-driven...
Opportunity for some effective activism by a few, ingenious and dedicated FReepers?...
Sorry, RINOs and Bushbots, this change cannot be blamed on Clinton, Reid, Pelosi, and associates.
Anti-God sentiment seems to run high in this country, even here at FreeRepublic. As much as Bush claims to be a Christian, he hasn’t done much to help the cause.
“Much has been written about the phrase “Laus Deo” appearing at the capstone of the Washington Monument. In fact, so much has been written that it’s taking on the appearance of an urban legend. While, technically, it is true that the Latin phrase meaning “Praise to God” is engraved at the top of the monument, it is disingenuous to state that fact without putting it into context: The phrase is just a very small part of a much larger series of engravings."
Very small part? The entire east face contains nothing but Laus Deo!
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