In a legal battle that has spanned a decade, 2 counties in Kentucky have been ordered to pay the ACLU a total of $400,000.00. They won't be paying for a while because parts of the case are still being appealed.
So is this right? On one hand, citizens should not have religion shoved down their throats by ANY government, as that represents a violation of the Separation clause. On the other hand, nobody seems to be forcing religion upon people at the courthouses in question, but are merely posting where our law comes from. In that case, why not post the writings of Hammurabi, whose "Code of Laws" is the first, and predates even the laws of Moses?
Is posting the 10 Commandments in a courthouse an act of promoting one religion over another, or is it an act of free speech? You decide.
My answer is that, yes, it does promote a religion, and therefore, should not be posted in any government building. However, I do not see a problem with the 10 Commandments being posted in a park or other "public" place not designated as "doing the government's business".
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