South Carolina monument honoring fallen police officers REMOVED by city leaders after Christian inscription got complaints

A monument honoring fallen police officers, which was donated by the local Women’s Club only a few weeks ago, had a Christian prayer inscribed on the back. The monument, which stood in front of the local police station, is now gone after city leaders had it removed after complaints.

They first tried to ‘edit’ the monument to quell the controversy, removing the three references to the word ‘Lord’. But once they did that, many others complained about the edit. Now the monument is gone.

Here’s more from Fox News:

After literally scrubbing references to the “Lord” from a memorial honoring fallen police officers, a “divided” South Carolina city has removed the monument outright.

The Tega Cay City Council announced the decision to take down the memorial Tuesday in a Facebook post. Three references of “Lord” had been washed off the monument, which is a police officer’s prayer and was in front of the police department, after some residents complained. But the decision to remove the three references to “Lord” also drew outrage.

City officials said they removed the monument while they sought to find a solution that “expresses our unwavering support and gratitude to those who risk their lives every day for ours.”

“We attempted to find a compromise but failed as our community has further divided,” city officials said. “In an attempt to find a resolution, we have upset parties on both sides of this issue and for that we are truly sorry.”

The monument at the Tega Cay Police Department, gifted to the city by the local Women’s Club, had only been up a few weeks before it was taken down. In the meantime, the city is looking for feedback from its residents as the city’s legal team searches for a “viable solution for all concerned.”

Tuesday’s decision has further angered and saddened some residents, according to posts online, many pointing to the secularization of public life.

On the front, the memorial had the Scripture reference Matthew 5:9 from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, which says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

And on the back of the stone was a prayer: “Lord, I ask for courage. Courage to face and conquer my own fears, courage to take me where others will not go…Give me Lord, concern for others who trust me and compassion for those who need me. And please Lord, through it all, be at my side.”

This controversy just shows how far removed from God this country has became, that even in South Carolina, a monument honoring fallen police officers with a Christian prayer inscribed on the back and a scripture reference on the front can’t be tolerated. It’s disgusting.

Also, I might add that when they erased the ‘three’ references to God, that seems quite symbolic of a total rejection of God and the trinity. If I were living in that town, that would bother me a great deal.

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87 thoughts on “South Carolina monument honoring fallen police officers REMOVED by city leaders after Christian inscription got complaints

  1. Dont worry, after civil war 2.0 these liberals will be packing up and leaving hopefully once we are in control again. Hopefully our little rag head Omar is one of them. Mutliculturalism does not work and the rulers know that…thats why they promote it.

  2. The problem is the lack of backbone on the part of the leadership of the city. Why is it that every time someone complains about references to God or our Lord or Jesus Christ political officials quiver in their boots??? What about the majority of Americans who believe in Christianity or for that matter Judaism?? There are elements in this country that are doing the complaining about anything Christian or Jewish and politicians bow down before them. We have rights also. And this was an established prayer, the police officer’s prayer, there was and is absolutely no reason to remove it or any part of the prayer. If someone does not like it then just don’t read it, this is not rocket science. But, the motive behind the complaints is to cause division in our communities by left-wing progressive Socialists, Marxists, and hate filled groups that hate America and our culture and history. The movement to tear America down is all part of this and it must be stopped.

  3. Why are they struggling to find a solution? Why should some loudmouth complainer dictate what the rest of us do? If they are offended, look away. You know what? I’m offended that they’re offended. There!

    1. The cowards who removed it should have just sent a copy of the First Amendment to those who wanted it removed. I don’t understand why there should be a discussion at all.

  4. Enough is enough! It’s time for Police officers all across the country, stand together and stop this Tyranny. They want them gone so they can have a government controlled police force… this is not worth the paychecks! Stand up!

  5. This shows how afraid government officials are of lawsuits and how little faith they have that God will prevail over such godless actions/complaints.

  6. As a nation many are determined to break free from any mooring to God and the Christian beliefs the founders of our country had. As everyone does what is right in their own sight we morally sink further and further downwards. This is what always happens.

  7. Feel free to write or call Tega Cay’s mayor at work:

    David O’Neal

    [email protected]
    Phone: (803) 548-3512
    Fax: (803) 548-1400

    I’m sure he’d love to hear from y’all, and if he doesn’t, that’s his problem.

  8. Pretty pathetic. The writing was even on the back, out of view to most unless you walked directly behind it. The spineless council acquiesced to the complainants of “some” residents who couldn’t even see it as they were driving past. Guess what, they can “choose” not to be offended.

    1. They’re not offended. That’s just what they say.

      What they really are is petty. And they just want to give the middle finger to Christians.

  9. I’ve been thinking that the Commies are quite fine with Trump in office. They are destroying the country anyway with no blame and all distractions on things like continuing investigations on anything and everything. Rogue unelected judges telling the entire country what is allowed and isn’t. Destruction of the Law, it goes on and on. So, tell me what would be different if they ran things…

  10. “In an attempt to find a resolution, we have upset parties on both sides of this issue and for that we are truly sorry.”


    If you’re interested in signing up for Team Asteroid, we’re having open enrollment again.

  11. And yet we need to have special calls to prayer, prayer rugs and rooms for another religion…

    1. I know around my state, the companies have to allow breaks for their ‘prayer time’ several times a day, taking away from production and costing said companies a significant amount of $$$.

  12. What would have happened if the word “Allah” had been inscribed instead of “Lord?”

  13. At what point did ‘religious freedom’ become ‘put a damper on OTHER’S religious freedom’? I’m just curious, as I always believed (mistakenly, apparently) that a group celebrating their religion was permitted in this land of freedom, not so much that you are allowed to go around squelching others. If the Lord isn’t welcome in SC, I guess they can just muddle thru their existence w/o His watchfulness and care. Good luck, SC. I wouldn’t want to be YOU.

    1. Exactly. And if these idiots don’t believe in God, why would the mention of God trigger them?

      1. Just more ‘look at me’ types needing attention. Very similar to the gay guys and the cake-baker.

        1. Puny little people enjoying their power to ruin things for others. Even going to the extent to ruin something nice for the widows of fallen officers. They are beneath contempt and so are the people in city government that knuckled under to them.

          1. Well, these types tend to put themselves and their needs first and foremost, never mind everyone else. Narcissism is their most prominent trait.

      2. Exactly! I don’t believe in unicorns and so the sight of them everywhere doesn’t bother me a bit. By the time the always offended about something crowd is done there won’t be a monument left anywhere.

  14. Perhaps there’s a piece of private property near the station where it could be put.

  15. If it had been inscribed with “Praise Be To Allah” it would have remained in that spot long after the Washington monument crumbled to the ground. I am so sick of this crap.

  16. Who did complain? CAIR? Ilhan Omar? Media Matters for America? George Soros? Pelosi? Maxine Waters? Christianophobes?
    Residents? This is not an answer to me.

  17. He’s right …………it’s a no win which is why they should have left the monument alone. People need to stand up to this abuse.

  18. The city council had the solution bass akwards, I would have voted to have the complainers permanently removed.

    1. I still struggle mightily w/ praying for those that desire to bring me harm. The best I can come up w/ is “may the veil be lifted, that they might come to see and know you, Lord”, (after all, Jesus died for those who put Him to death.) But good for you, for praying for the Godless.

  19. The losers in this is mankind. As the crazies try and remove God from the world things have only gotten worse for the souls of the lost and therefore the rest of us. It’s why we so much darkness in some people. Sad state of affairs these days. God be with those who cannot see

  20. You want a solution? Carve out through the zoning board the parcel of land the monument sits on. Sell it to one of the widows of a fallen officer for $1. Problem solved. Irs now on private property.

    1. Really, is their anyone on the board motivated enough to take on this little task? That seems to be the prevalent problem around the country

  21. We the sheeple of the United States, in Order to observe the transformation of America…do hereby standby while our enemies obliterate our constitution and destroy us from within.

  22. Someone correct me if my memory is failing at 64 years old but it seems to me we never had anything like this going on in our country until the gays demanded we accept them so they could have equal access to their partner as next of kin in case one of them were hospitalized. Now all the trouble makers have found their voice. Ever since then we in the majority are being treated like those in the minority, what we believe, what we value, our core principles right down the crapper based on SJW ” feelings” our founding fathers are rolling and God must surely be weeping .

    1. It started when Madalyn Murray O’Hair began to be taken seriously. That POS, may she rot in hell, started much of what we are seeing to this day. She was a militant atheist who went on all kinds of shows, cursed up a blue streak, and was once considered the most hated woman in America.

      1. YES! I saw a documentary about her awhile back, what a piece of unmitigated FILTH! It’s ASTOUNDING to me how she was able to waddle on in and literally confound the powers-that-be of the time. I’d say Karma hit her square in the face, and I pray Karma continues on…

        1. Where she was found “dumped” was in my area of Texas. I’ll never forget all the law enforcement for days & days just down the road from a popular tourist spot. And, filth is an apt description.

          1. It’s been awhile, so I can’t remember, but wasn’t it a relative of hers who ‘offed’ her? And in a not so peaceful manner?

    2. Ruthie, I’m not sure which is more disappointing; the fact there are so many in the minority that have found their voices, as you put it, mowing over everyone else’s rights, or the fact that the actual majority has picked up their marbles and gone home. Why is this being allowed to happen?

    3. This went on before the gays became the “great civil rights struggle”. Remember the ’80s? There was much commotion over “prayer in schools”. Christian “fundamentalists” were constantly bashed out loud in the media, etc.

  23. The government is now your god. Don’t ya’all know that? Marxism 101

    I understand why, on some level, Patrick Henry spewed his give me liberty or give me death speech. I get it because that’s how I feel.

  24. I wonder how many scumbags complaining about this monument it took to get the city to remove this. When are they going to start telling people if they don’t like it then don’t look at it? Never is my guess. We are now, officially, IMO, a mobocracy.

    The offended rule!

    1. And I think I know who is leading that mobocracy…the left (including the far-left), and those associated with the FFRF and other bigoted anti-Christian groups.

    2. Correct KM how many did complain and if more people did not SORRY FOR YOUR LUCK U HAVE BEEN OUTVOTED meanwhile people complained in NC not to let men in the ladies room but they still went ahead and let them in 2 different set of rules

  25. So a few Christianophobic people are running the town. Feed back should be given at the voting booths at the earliest possible opportunity. The day may come when those heathens ask the Christians to please pray for them that their “Lord” might have mercy on them.

    1. That’s why the ‘few’ are running the country…it’s a microcosm of our society as a whole. And no doubt at all, they need our prayers. But something tells me they won’t wake up in time for our prayers to save their sorry, arrogant behinds.

  26. Our Father who art in heaven,

    hallowed be thy name.

    Thy kingdom come.

    Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

    Give us this day our daily bread,

    and forgive us our trespasses,

    as we forgive those who trespass against us,

    and lead us not into temptation,

    but deliver us from evil.

    For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the glory forever, Amen.

  27. Seriously, they scrubbed out ‘Lord’. On the other hand it shows that they really think Jesus is Lord and the reference to Him upsets their wicked, little hearts. Just the word ‘Lord’ done stirred up satan. Ha!

    1. Yes, triggered they are….our powerful Lord scares them silly. To the point they can’t tolerate anyone around them exercising THEIR religious freedom. Statutes are for me, not for thee.

  28. I’m not religious but this royally pi**es me off. I have no problem at all with prayers and it shows that people really care. For someone to complain about this is about as pathetic as it gets and comes from a real place of hate with an agenda. The only way to fight this is for officials and businesses to say “EFF OFF!!!” They do it because it works.

  29. May I give you my Jewish point of view? This fries my grits!!! What kind of a moron would take offense at this beautiful monument with these inspiring prayers? Trust me, you don’t have to be a follower of Christ to see how these words can be a source of comfort to the families, friends, and community of these fallen heroes.


    Thank you for allowing my rant. Honestly, this really ticks me off, because all my life I have been surrounded by stuff that isn’t “my religion” and IT NEVER BOTHERED ME A BIT. Sorry, ranting again.

    1. Sorry, one more rant: The same people that are in a tizzy over this honorable monument, that was EARNED, btw, by the ultimate sacrifice, want to make sure we all bring our little ones to Drag Queen Storytime at the Library. And they’ll call us bigots and haters if we resist.

  30. Scoop, thanks for posting that story.

    It IS disgusting how far this country (something like what….75% Christian?) has left the Lord out in the cold. It’s a SHAME when the minority rules the majority but THAT is exactly what is happening.

    I noticed the story said “some residents complained”. I’d like to know WHO complained and HOW MANY residents. The complaints of a few should not over rule the wishes of many.

    This is getting ridiculous!

  31. Complaints about referencing God – 3
    Complaints about deleting Scripture – 5,000

    What do spineless City Leaders do – Remove the Monument

    Bravo you bunch of PC Spineless pacifiers. WE have rights too, what the heii happened to them???

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