Thursday, May 10, 2012

School Told To Compromise On Ten Commandments...Leave Out The First Four And You Can Keep Them

One News Now--The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia has sued a county school board in an attempt to have the Ten Commandments removed from a historical display.

Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel says the Ten Commandments are just one of 29 frames in the privately-sponsored display of historical documents on the wall at Narrows High School in Narrows, Virginia. It is surrounded by documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Star-Spangled Banner, and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.

Staver does not think the defendants will accept Judge Michael Urbanski's suggested compromise.
"The interesting thing that the judge did during the hearing is ask whether both sides could compromise this case," the attorney reports. "Everyone would live happily ever after if we removed the first four commandments and only had the last six commandments relating to our relationship to one another and removed any reference to God."

He says ACLU litigation against displays of the Ten Commandments began back in 1999.

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