S.C. rejects 10 Commandments appeal....

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Registered: 03-26-2003
S.C. rejects 10 Commandments appeal....
Mon, 04-28-2003 - 11:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Kentucky of a ruling that barred the display of a large granite monument with the Ten Commandments on the state Capitol grounds in Frankfort.

Without comment, the justices let stand a federal appeals court ruling that the display would violate church-state separation under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.

The governor in 2000 signed into law a resolution adopted by the state legislature that required placement of the monument, which is more than six feet tall and almost four feet wide, outside the Capitol.

At the top of the monument are the words, "I AM the LORD thy God" followed by the commandments, a sacred and religious text for Jews and Christians. At the bottom are two small Stars of David and a symbol representing Christ.



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Registered: 03-23-2003
Mon, 04-28-2003 - 3:57pm
Good for the Supreme Court! If they want to display it someplace else in Frankfort, then fine. However, it does NOT belong on the capitol grounds. When are they going to get it through their thick heads that not ALL Americans are Jewish or Christian? That religious beliefs should have nothing to do with the decisions of our government. That separation of church and state is a GOOD thing.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Tue, 04-29-2003 - 9:32am
Maybe a good place for the monument WB on the ground's of a church or a synagogue. Unless the govenor has a better idea.