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Police monument removed after ‘Lord’ references cause split

TEGA CAY, S.C. (AP) — A city in South Carolina has removed a monument to police officers that included a Bible verse and a prayer after upsetting both religious and secular residents.
A Tega Cay resident complained about the religious references at a July 15 meeting.
The city painted over the word “Lord” in several places on the monument and removed the Bible reference because they feared a possible lawsuit.
Then The Herald of Rock Hill reports other residents complained about the alterations made to the monument donated by the Tega Cay Women’s Club.
The city released a statement Tuesday saying it put the monument in storage for now while it seeks a possible solution to the dispute.
Tega Cay is a well-off suburb of 10,000 people on a lake near Charlotte.
Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com

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