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Courthouse Cornerstone at the Center of Religious Controversy


Cornerstone of the Henderson County Courthouse.
Photo by Vaughn Maness / The Lexington Progress.


Mayor Dan Hughes was shocked to receive an email over a topic that he might have never expected to stir up controversy.    Outside the Lexington Courthouse, there sits a cornerstone with the Bible Verse Psalms 89:14, which says, “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.”     The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent Mayor Hughes an email about their concern that the cornerstone was an unconstitutional display of a…

For the complete story, see the July 5th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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  1. Edna Martin on August 7, 2017 at 10:17 am

    This country was founded on our believe in God and country , there shouldn’t be any debate on this just leave things alone

  2. Edna Martin on August 7, 2017 at 10:20 am

    If someone doesn’t like corner stone don’t look better yet go back where they came from

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