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Did St. Louis Spend $15k To Make Public Building Light Up For Gay Pride?

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St. Louis celebrated the defeat of DOMA and Prop 8 with lights:

The Civil Courts Building has been showing off rainbow LED lighting most of this week.  Soldiers Memorial will switch over to the colors this weekend for St. Louis Pride Fest, which has moved to downtown.

Ward 25 Alderman Shane Cohn secured $15,000 in capital improvement money for the lights.  Cohn said a company matched that amount.

Where did Cohn get that $15,000 in “capital improvement money?”

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So are Christians, like myself, who are also city residents.

My city is struggling with crime and an alderman takes taxpayer money to use as a political statement in a ward that’s not even his? And to additionally make the memorial for our soldiers part of the display? We’re struggling financially and with a crime wave and we can appropriate tax dollars for this?

What would happen if I were to apply for city funds to install a 10 Commandments display? A Nativity? We were threatened with the cancellation of our grassroot events if we didn’t have a million dollar liability insurance policy downtown, yet Occupy was offered free permits.

No representation.

**REMEMBER: St. Louis and the state of Missouri called Gadsden flags symbols of potential domestic terrorism. Can we fly those flags about the Civil Courts building?

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