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County Dismisses Citation Issued Against Church

Fairfax County to allow Church of the Good Shepherd to display more than two messages per day

Fairfax County will loosen its policy on electronic signs for a church along Hunter Mill Road that recently filed a lawsuit claiming the zoning ordinance violated the church's First Amendment rights, according to the Washington Post.

last week after it and the county failed to come to a compromise following a citation issued to the church for displaying more than two messages on its electronic sign in early July.

Now the county is asking the church to agree to change the sign at a "reasonable interval," rather than limiting the church to two different messages per day, the Post reported. The county's zoning administrator has recommended a re-evaluation of the message limit for all electronic signs.

The Post reported the church's lawyer, Michael York, would not comment on the county's offer, but said the church wanted a solution outside of court.

Click here to read the full article from the Washington Post.

Craig Burns August 31, 2012 at 03:12 PM
thanks be to God!

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