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Faith and Action Responds to Report on Ten Commandments Permit

Contact: Dane Rose, 202-546-8329 ext. 106; Rev. Rob Schenck, 703-447-7686 cell, both of the National Clergy Council

WASHINGTON, June 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following statement by the Reverend Rob Schenck, Paul Schenck and the Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney is issued in response to a report on Washington, DC radio station WTOP’s website. The report cites an unnamed spokesperson for the DC Department of Transportation and indicates that an official letter will be rescinded threatening fines against Faith and Action for displaying the Ten Commandments across the street from the US Supreme Court:

“We have no official word from the Government of the District of Columbia rescinding its order to remove the Ten Commandments. Our legal team is proceeding with its defense of our position that the display is not subject to the permit process and is protected speech under the First Amendment. While we would welcome a development in favor of the continued display of the Ten Commandments, until we have an official determination in writing from the Government of the District of Columbia, we will remain vigilant in our efforts to resist intimidation, harassment and constraint on our constitutionally protected rights. Under no circumstances will we remove the display.”

The Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney, spokesperson for the Ten Commandments display, is available for further comment at 540-538-4741.