Officials erase the Word “Lord” from memorial prayer for the fallen Officers

A city in South Carolina known as Tega Cay city erased the word “Lord” form the officers’ memorial before removing the whole memorial.
This action sparked controversy this week, According to the Christian Headline, a memorial containing the “Officer’s Prayer” was placed outside of the Tega Cay Police Department to honor police officers killed in the line of duty. After being up for only a short time, the city reportedly received numerous complaints about the religious words on the memorial, causing city officials to cover up the word “Lord,” which appears three separate times.However, erasing the word “Lord” from the prayer did not find solution to the issue but generates more controversy.
This has made the officials of Tega Cay to remove not the just word “Lord” for those that are offended by the word but also the entire memorial for those that are offended by the removal of the word.In a statement which said; “We have received many comments, both locally and nationally, in response to the monument at the Tega Cay Police Station. We attempted to find a compromise but failed as our community has further divided.”“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 City of Tega Cay’s intent from the beginning of this project was to recognize our current and fallen police officers. Without their courage, strength, dedication, concern and compassion, as mentioned in the police officer’s prayer inscribed on the monument, our City would be a much different place,” the city added.The monument which contains this memorial prayer has been removed in order to find a solution;
“At this time, we have removed the monument while we continue to seek a solution that expresses our unwavering support and gratitude to those who risk their lives every day for ours. We will continue to welcome feedback from our residents and seek further guidance from our legal team until we can find a viable solution for all concerned.”The city, Tega cay is just 20 miles away from Charlotte with the population of 7,621 people.

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