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#302578 - 08/05/17 05:10 PM Statue of Liberty as a Muslim? Painting in Rep. Lou Correa’s office sparks compl
Golem Offline
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Statue of Liberty as a Muslim? Painting in Rep. Lou Correa’s office sparks complaints

Martin Wisckol
Orange County Register
August 4, 2017

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A student painting that depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a Muslim hijab, displayed in congressman Lou Correa’s Santa Ana office, is being attacked as an unpatriotic violation of the separation of church and state by members of We the People Rising, a Claremont-based activist group that advocates stricter enforcement of immigration laws.

The group, including several Orange County participants, has asked without success that Correa remove the painting hanging with other finalists from the Democratic congressman’s student art competition.

Because of the complaint, Correa said he asked the House Office of Legislative Counsel for advice and was told there was no legal issue. That has not appeased the activists, who are tentatively planning a Sept. 11 protest at Correa’s district office.

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#302585 - 08/05/17 09:53 PM Re: Statue of Liberty as a Muslim? Painting in Rep. Lou Correa’s office sparks compl [Re: Golem]
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I think they kind of missed the whole point of the Statue of Liberty. She was not made just to welcome the white gentry from England.

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"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


I assume those good folks from Orange County are also pissed of about Jesus hanging around with thieves and whores.

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