Loudoun Supervisors Put Off Decision On Religious Displays At Courthouse | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Loudoun Supervisors Put Off Decision On Religious Displays At Courthouse

Play associated audio

In Virginia, the board of supervisors in Loudoun County has voted to put off a decision about religious displays on the grounds of the county courthouse.

The board voted 6 to 1 to defer a decision until its September 8th meeting. The postponement will allow the courthouse's chief judge, who's currently on vacation, to share his thoughts on the controversy.

A citizens' committee in charge of reviewing grounds and facilities policies at the courthouse first decided to ban all holiday displays there last December.

But when county supervisors saw how upset people were, they decided to allow community groups to share the space to celebrate their traditions. Now, though, supervisors are reconsidering, saying it's become too difficult to manage.

Conservatives and liberals say the displays should be allowed, saying it is an expression of cultural heritage.

NPR

The Exquisite Dissonance Of Kehinde Wiley

The Brooklyn Museum's mid-career Wiley retrospective wraps up this week; his large, elaborate works depict black men and women in traditional forms like oil, bronze sculture and even stained glass.
NPR

In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.
NPR

Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.
NPR

The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.