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Group: Montgomery County’s $750 grant to shrine is unconstitutional

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A Washington-based nonprofit is demanding that Montgomery County take back a $750 tourism grant awarded to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs. In a letter Friday to county supervisors, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, founded in 1947, contends the grant violates the U.S. Constitution. “Because the use of government funds to support religious worship violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, we write to ask that ...

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March 31, 2012
1:05 a.m.

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Here is the original letter:

Gerald J Skrocki