Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Elected officials refusing to recognize a U.S. Supreme Court decision

It's disgraceful that elected officials are refusing to recognize a U.S. Supreme Court decision to not post religious displays in public buildings. It's happened in Virginia. 
Despite a U.S. Supreme Court Decision, a school district in southwestern Virginia is re-posting copies of the Bible's Ten Commandments in all county schools. It is unconstitutional.  It's great that people have religious beliefs, but this was decided upon by the U.S. Supreme Court. We have to abide by it (even if someone doesn't like it). After all, if we post Christian material, then we should post stuff from ALL of the religions practiced in our country. All or nothing. The U.S. Supreme Court voted "nothing" and now idiots in one county are thumbing their noses at it.
The story is below. 

ASSOCIATED PRESS:  The five-member Giles County School Board voted unanimously to restore the framed, 4-foot-tall, biblical texts after parents and local ministers complained about their removal from the district's five schools and its technology center. The decision was made even though the board's attorney advised that such Christian displays represent unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.
The Ten Commandments were up on school walls in Giles County for at least a decade next to framed copies of the U.S. Constitution. School officials took them down and replaced them with the Declaration of Independence in mid-December after a resident complained. The board reversed that decision Thursday after several parents and pastors, joined by a throng of supporters, told the board that the schools had a moral obligation to reinforce God's teachings. *WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!! Pastors are NOT lawyers.**
FULL STORY: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/23/ten-commandments-restored-at-virginia-schools/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS 

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