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Jun 15

Offended By a Name?

I think it’s ridiculous when PETA tries to get street and town names changed, but at least they don’t bring constitutional law into it. I hope nobody is anal retentive enough to insist on name changes for cities with religious connections to their names. The number of names to be changed boggles the mind. They go well beyond "San" this and "Santa" that. What would happen to Bethlehem, PA, for instance?

L.A.’s name too divine?
‘Angels’ reference may mean trouble
By Troy Anderson, Staff Writer

"No L.A.? It’s no joke. A strong legal argument can be made that the name of the city of Los Angeles — even worse its formal name, "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Little Portion" — violates the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state."

Los Angeles name too godly for U.S.?
Some constitutional experts think reference to ‘angels’ spells trouble

The city of Los Angeles may have to change its name.

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