Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Clayton, New Jersey Township Seal...Too Religious?
Something of a small issue has arisen on the township seal of Clayton, New Jersey. It has been accused of being too religious due to the motto including the words "pray" and a Church. But this controversy really is moot. Imagine if your local of state seal featured Pagan Gods? Like Zeus, Pan, or Osiris? Well...the New Jersey state seal and state flag feature Pagan Goddesses: the Goddess Ceres and Goddess Libertas.
Also the state seal and flag of Louisiana features the heraldic Pelican of Christ. The flag and seal of Utah features a Mormon symbol - the beehive. Finally the flag of Hawaii features the crosses of St. George, St. Andrew, and St. Patrick! Like it or not Christianity is ingrained in American Culture at the very roots. Even the Liberty Bell quotes from the "Original Testament, Leviticus 25:10."