(CBN NEWS) – A memorial marker honoring fallen police officers in Tega Cay, SC recently stirred a huge controversy because it mentioned God – then God was removed, kicking off another fight.
The memorial stone was erected at the local police station on July 12, but city officials modified it to cover up all mentions of God after offended residents flooded their office with complaints. Now they've completely taken it down.
Originally, the back of the marker was inscribed with a scriptural message where the word "Lord" was used three times. The marker was also engraved with the Bible verse Matthew 5:9.
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Tega Cay City Manager Charlie Funderburk told CBN News, "The word 'Lord' was completely removed from the marker, along with the Bible verse on the back."
"Removal of the religious references were more about trying to find a compromise between the two sides. We tried to find a common ground to stand on, but the intention was never to offend anyone," Funderburk said.