Excerpted from WND
Don’t like Christian art? Close your eyes while driving through Washington, D.C.
Our nation’s Capitol is a vast limestone, granite and marble rebuttal to the asininity of the America “Civil Liberties” Union and assorted clones who live there. The left may not know a lot about history, but miles of Bible quotations and biblical characters lead progressives to the conclusion that the creators, sponsors, supporters, builders and residents of early D.C. were absolutely not religious. Especially not Christian. This must not be denied or you’ll lose your 501(c)3 .Suppression may lead to courts where legally blind lawyers argue against Christian involvement in public arts and discourse. Moses looks on forlornly from the vantage of grand engravings on all sides while the U.S. Supreme Court in is session, and the irony is lost on the majority.
Although the great lawgiver of the Jewish people and the fruit of Mt. Sinai are major themes in the edifice, Moses is persona non grata on the current official “Visitor’s Guide to the Supreme Court.” Citing the Greek-inspired personifications of law and other art, Moses doesn’t even get a footnote in spite of his placement as central “lawgiver” among others who grace the exterior and interior of their building. Could this be an accident? Sure, like Dillinger was accidentally shot.
This is death by neglect or hostile erosion over time. At least that’s the hoped-for scenario by lawmakers and jurists who led us to this point. Moses may be the capstone on the Supreme walls, but 18 marble lawmakers including Napoleon, Hammurabi and even Muhammad have sedately coexisted together there for 75 years.
Far from being flattered over the honor, Muslims in 1997 decided they were offended (surprise), demanding that the figure of Muhammad be gouged out or sandblasted because human images in Islam are forbidden. The group also feared believers may be led to pray to someone other than God by viewing the lineup of lawgivers, but I don’t personally know anyone who prays to Draco or Lycurgus. The justices refused the Muslims’ request, by the way.Similarly ignored in the lawsuits and arguments of the selectively anti-art left are hordes of other references to the Bible and its God in the District of Columbia. Grandly draped Moses with the Ten Commandments holds court over the rotunda of the Library of Congress; visitors at the National Archives stroll across the Ten Commandments on the floor; and George Washington in stained glass kneels and prays to his Christian God in the U.S. Capitol.