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Board rejects ‘Practice Tolerance’ for inside courthouse

February 11, 2019

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Adams County supervisors have rejected a request to have sign placed in the courthouse saying, “Practice Tolerance.”

The Hastings Tribune reports that the board voted unanimously last week against the proposal from Hastings residents Jane and Margaret Marsh. The sign would have included symbols from different religions.

Before the county placed a sign in December saying “In God We Trust” above the treasurer’s office service counter, Margaret Marsh told the board that she and others were raising money to buy banner they wanted placed in the courthouse. It was a Church of Satan banner listing the organization’s “11 Rules of Earth.”

But at the Jan. 15 meeting the Marshes asked instead for the “Practice Tolerance” sign.

Supervisor Scott Thomsen had the request placed on last Tuesday’s agenda. He made the motion to reject the Marshes’ request.

He said that to him, “In God We Trust” means tolerance.

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Information from: Hastings Tribune, http://www.hastingstribune.com