Sunday, October 14, 2007

'God' makes return to Capitol flag documents

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old Eagle Scout from Ohio who wanted to honor his grandfather's "love of God, country and family" with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol has helped remove a ban on the word "God" in certificates that accompany these flags.

The acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen Ayers, said on Oct. 11 that he was revising guidelines on Capitol flag certificates because it was "beyond the scope of this agency's responsibilities to censor messages from members of Congress."Read more here.

Editor's Note: This news is another confirmation of something really BIG happening on October 11th - see our previous post about Illinois lawmakers voting - on the same day, 10/11 - to institute a period of silence in public school classrooms.

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