LTE: Comments Encouraged Regarding Courthouse Displays
Those wishing to express support of the proposed displays should do so before the June 5 business meeting.
Rick Wingrove, CEO of the Beltway Atheists is currently in the process of rounding up his members in a last ditch effort to persuade the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (BOS) during its next business meeting, to rule against the inclusion of a creche as part of this year's so-called seasonal display, before the boards' final decision is reached, which is scheduled for vote by the end of June.
In an effort to give the proper balance to Wingrove and company's sabre rattling encore performance I encourage those who are in favor of the inclusion of the display of the creche (as well as the Jewish Hanukah symbol, "The Menorah," which for some strange reason seems exempt from persecution by the Beltway Atheists...perhaps they don't recognize the Jewish G-d!?), to sign up to speak at the June 5 business meeting. The public input session usually begins at 6 p.m. in which one is given up to two minutes to speak.
Those wishing to express their support of the proposed display, may do so by contacting the clerk to the BOS at 703-777-0200 before noon on the day of the meeting, or by signing up to speak upon their arrival.
Hopefully, the BOS will realize that the display of the creche and the Menorah on the courthouse lawn are no more of an endorsement by government of a religious belief, than when one of the justices presiding over a case in that very courthouse responds to one who sneezes in his courtroom with the words: "God Bless You."
At large member of the Loudoun County Courthouse Grounds & Facilities Committee