A South Carolina city literally scrubbed the word “Lord” from a memorial honoring fallen police officers after receiving complaints.
The Tega Cay Police Department put up a memorial, donated by a civic group, to honor fallen officers. It was similar to other memorials around the country, including Washington, D.C., but the city’s attorney cautioned that because it doesn’t have historical significance, it should be censored, FOX 46 reports.
All references to the Lord were removed.
On the front, the memorial has the Scripture reference Matthew 5:9 from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, which says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
And on the back of the stone was a prayer: “Lord, I ask for courage. Courage to face and conquer my own fears, courage to take me where others will not go…Give me Lord, concern for others who trust me and compassion for those who need me. And please Lord, through it all, be at my side.”
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SOURCE: Fox News, Caleb Parke