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Posted on 03.04.10
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(Thanks, Colleen Carroll Campbell, for writing about this last week in the Post-Dispatch.)

A group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation has mounted a campaign to lobby against a proposed US Postal Service stamp honoring Mother Teresa. The group says the stamp plan violates a USPS regulation against stamps that "honor religious institutions or individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings or beliefs."

Ms. Campbell notes that Mother Teresa’s prior honors (besides Beautitude by Pope John Paul II and honors by most major governments, that is) include the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and honorary US citizenship.

Consider this my shot in the campaign in support of the USPS's original decision to issue the stamp bearing the visage of a great humanitarian. Unless the USPS reconsiders, the stamp will be available on April 17. I plan to put it on my holiday cards.