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Organization to Keep a Garden Display of the Ten Commandments Despite Threat of a Three Hundred Dollar a Day Fine and Loss of Property by Washington, D.C. Officials
To: National Desk

Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, for Faith and Action, 202-547-1735, 540.538.4741 cell

WASHINGTON, June 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith and Action will not remove the Ten Commandments which are located on Capitol Hill right across the street  from the United States Supreme Court. ( See photo of the display. )
 
This is the only publicly displayed Ten Commandments in the nation’s Capitol with the full text of the Commandments written in English.
 
The group says the only reason the District of Columbia is targeting them for fines and loss of property is because of the religious nature of the display.
 
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, and spokesperson for the project states, “It is clear the only reason the City of Washington, D.C. has sent a compliance letter seeking fines and loss of property is because of the religious nature of this display.  We have talked with many of our Capitol Hill neighbors who have set up garden displays, without permits, who have not received this kind of harassment and intimidation from the City.  We want to make it clear to District of Columbia City officials that we will use every resource and tool available to see this display is not removed and fight against this religious bigotry."
 
Rev. Rob Schenck, President of Faith and Action, comments, “This beautiful display serves as a powerful reminder of the eternal truths that God handed down in the Ten Commandments.  It is my hope and prayer that all who view it will be inspired  to work for a society in which all are treated with justice and equality.  It is very troubling that the City of Washington, D.C. is wasting tax dollars to harass this ministry for simply putting up a garden display of the Ten Commandments.”
 
For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735   Cell:   540.538.4741