Monday, February 20, 2006

Paintings Return to City Hall - Victory Celebrations Announced

The paintings by artist Lloyd Marcus that had been censored by the City of Deltona, Florida, were returned to City Hall this morning and will remain there for the remainder of the Black History Month display. Directions to the exhibit are on our web site with photographs of the paintings. As a result of this artist's brave stand and our lawsuit against Deltona, millions have learned that religious images need not be hidden from public view. Officials from other cities are expressing interest in displaying the paintings, which are part of a 12-piece series. You can thank Mr. Marcus for taking a courageous stand for religious liberty by contacting him via his web site, www.lloydmarcus.net.

On Saturday, February 25, Liberty Counsel's President and General Counsel, Mat Staver will speak at a "Stand Up For America Victory Rally" at the Deland Airport in Volusia County, Florida. Lloyd Marcus will emcee this event, and will sing some patriotic songs. Other guest speakers will include his father, Dr. Lloyd Marcus, Sr. from the Baltimore area, and talk radio hosts Andrea Shea King and Mark Vance. Radio personality Bud Hedinger has also been invited make an appearance. The rally will begin at 1:00 p.m. Organizers suggest that everyone who attends bring American flags and lawn chairs.

On Monday evening, February 27, at 7:00 p.m., Mat Staver will address a meeting of GoVolusia.org, the grassroots organization which mobilized many residents of Deltona to support returning the banned paintings to Deltona City Hall. This victory celebration is open to the public and will be held at the Deltona Arts and Historical Center.

It is encouraging to meet people who are willing to stand up for family, faith and freedom.