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    Do you have regulations for religious symbols?

    Does your community regulate in any way, religious statues, flags, or other types of religious symbols?

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    Here in my northwest suburban Chicago muni. we don't have any such regulations. And I'm sure that we wouldn't try it ever.

    Such regulation(s) will be a nightmare to create, define, and enforce.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    One would think the separation of church and state would go both ways.

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    Oh, God, no. I wouldn't go there for anything. Fortunately we've not anyone who wants to put up giant crosses. We do have a giant flag (not at a car dealer!) and since there seem to be people who worship the flag, maybe that counts as a religious symbol.

    Note to flag people: I like the flag and what it stands for. I see it as a symbol for some great ideas.

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    Down here in the Bible belt there's usually a court battle somewhere over Ten Commandments posted in a public building, but I don't think any local governing body would have the cojones to pass anything restrictive.

    I was in school during the days of Lord's Prayer every morning, and remember well the ugly court fight. They also used to pass out Gideon's bible to everybody every year.

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    Oh, God, no. I wouldn't go there for anything. Fortunately we've not anyone who wants to put up giant crosses. We do have a giant flag (not at a car dealer!) and since there seem to be people who worship the flag, maybe that counts as a religious symbol.

    Note to flag people: I like the flag and what it stands for. I see it as a symbol for some great ideas.
    I had the wonderful experience of the local VFW sending a letter condemning plans for a fast food restaurant to place a half dozen flagpoles on top of their building. The plan commission agreed. They suggested one flagpole in front of the building, which the owner never put in. I guess she wasn't so patriotic after all.
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    Specifically exempt religious symbols/icons from our sign code. Too many Constitutional headaches to justify regulation.

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