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Religion in the Governor’s Office

October 16th, 2007 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist has a boxed Jewish scroll on the door frame leading into his Capitol office, and the ACLU is not happy.  With the help of Rabbi Schneur Oirechman, the director of Chabad-Lubavitch of the Panhandle, the governor put up the mezuzah.  It is a portion of sacred Jewish parchment contained inside a case.  The ACLU says it is wrong to put a religious symbol in such a high profile place, but the governor disagrees.

“We ought to do unto others, and be respectful of all beliefs,” the governor said.

Other state leaders have religious symbols in their own offices.  House Speaker Marco Rubio has a small wooden cross that was a gift from the governor.  Other state senators have copies of the Ten Commandments in their offices.

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