Federal Reserve Orders Private Bank to Remove Crosses and Bible Verse

While the Injustice Department is suing an Illinois school district on behalf of a Muslim teacher and a federal judge has issued an injunction against an Oklahoma measure prohibiting the use of Sharia law in court decisions, a private business in the Sooner State no longer seems to have First Amendment rights. Outrageously, the Federal Reserve has ordered the small Payne County Bank in Perkins, OK to remove religious symbols and sentiments in deference to an anti-discrimination regulation.

Reporting on the story, Koco.com writes that Federal Reserve examiners "deemed [that] a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller's [sic] counter and buttons that say ‘Merry Christmas, God With Us' were inappropriate.  The Bible verse of the day on the bank's Internet site also had to be taken down."  The officials claimed that the bank was in violation of, writes Koco.com, "the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations.  According to the clause, ‘...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... [that] express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion [is prohibited].'"

What utter nonsense.  Does it elude the Federal Reserve that it distributes currency with "In God We Trust" printed on it?  Will it order the Treasury Department to cease and desist?

This is yet another example of how our culture is being erased.  And the formula is simple: Create a legal standard stating that no entity involved with the government can display religious symbols or express religious sentiments, get the government involved in everything and, voila!, no more traditional culture.

As for traditional Americans, when are they going to stand up, exhibit some intestinal fortitude and say enough is enough?  And what would the Founding Fathers have done?  For my part, I would have told the Federal Reserve statists to pound sand.  And you can take that to the bank.

 Contact Selwyn Duke
While the Injustice Department is suing an Illinois school district on behalf of a Muslim teacher and a federal judge has issued an injunction against an Oklahoma measure prohibiting the use of Sharia law in court decisions, a private business in the Sooner State no longer seems to have First Amendment rights. Outrageously, the Federal Reserve has ordered the small Payne County Bank in Perkins, OK to remove religious symbols and sentiments in deference to an anti-discrimination regulation.

Reporting on the story, Koco.com writes that Federal Reserve examiners "deemed [that] a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller's [sic] counter and buttons that say ‘Merry Christmas, God With Us' were inappropriate.  The Bible verse of the day on the bank's Internet site also had to be taken down."  The officials claimed that the bank was in violation of, writes Koco.com, "the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations.  According to the clause, ‘...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... [that] express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion [is prohibited].'"

What utter nonsense.  Does it elude the Federal Reserve that it distributes currency with "In God We Trust" printed on it?  Will it order the Treasury Department to cease and desist?

This is yet another example of how our culture is being erased.  And the formula is simple: Create a legal standard stating that no entity involved with the government can display religious symbols or express religious sentiments, get the government involved in everything and, voila!, no more traditional culture.

As for traditional Americans, when are they going to stand up, exhibit some intestinal fortitude and say enough is enough?  And what would the Founding Fathers have done?  For my part, I would have told the Federal Reserve statists to pound sand.  And you can take that to the bank.

 Contact Selwyn Duke

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