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Compromise eyed on Auriesville shrine grant

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The controversy regarding Montgomery County’s $750 grant to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs may be progressing toward compromise. Amsterdam City Supervisor Jeff Stark drafted a resolution proposing a possible compromise that will be discussed at tonight’s Economic Development Committee meeting. “We’re a county that represents all kinds of people,” Stark said. “I don’t want people taking us to task for such a small amount of money. It’s our job to set guidelines of ...

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April 10, 2012
9:42 a.m.

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There is no use of the money by the Shrine that would be Constitutional since the purpose of the celebration is to promote a catholic ritual. This was outlined in the letter presented to them from Americans for Separation of Church and State, an organization in existance since 1947 for the sole purpose of fighting this issue.

County Attorney Doug Landon, who admitted to not considering the Constitutionality of the grant, now professes to know more than AU's professional legal team.

The only appropriate action is to rescind the grant.

Gerald J Skrocki, complaintent