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Shane Massey Responds to Ridiculous Attack Ad by Greg Anderson

October 20, 2008

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Shane Massey Responds to Ridiculous Attack Ad by Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson Will Say Anything To Win

(Edgefield, SC) – Greg Anderson once again proved that he will say just about anything to win with an absolutely ridiculous attack ad on Senator Shane Massey. This time he’s claiming that Shane Massey opposes the Lord’s Prayer, a complete fabrication by South Carolina’s most liberal legislators.

Senator Massey released the following statement:

“This ridiculous attack is exactly the reason we need to shake things up in Columbia.  For weeks Greg Anderson and his team of liberal backers have been spreading this nonsense across the district. The truth is simple. These liberal Senators tried to kill a bill allowing local governments to display the Ten Commandments, and I fought them to protect our shared family values. That’s why the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the Palmetto Family Alliance, and other Christian faith organization have thanked me for standing beside them.

The vote in question was on an amendment to a bill that would allow state and local governments to post a display of the “Foundations of American Law and Government.”

The Senate Judiciary Committee decided on a display to include the Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Star-Spangled Banner, the Bill of Rights, the Preamble to the South Carolina Constitution, the national motto “In God We Trust,” and the image of Lady Justice. Why these historical items?  Two U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal have already ruled this exact display (minus the S.C. Constitution’s preamble, of course) satisfies the First Amendment.

Unfortunately a group of Democratic senators was determined to kill the bill, primarily because it included the Ten Commandments.  They inserted a clever “poison pill” to make it unconstitutional. I voted against that amendment to make sure the Ten Commandments could be displayed in public by local governments and school boards. Saying that I voted against the Lord’s Prayer is ridiculous and desperate. I have always supported efforts to preserve and strengthen our family values, and I will continue to do so.”

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