In 2005 the Supreme Court ruled in two cases involving the public display of the Ten Commandments. One of the cases involved two counties in Kentucky. The two counties in Kentucky attempted to modify their displays after the ruling, by adding part of the Declaration of Independence, the Mayflower Compact, the national motto, and other statements referring to God and the Bible, in an effort to dilute the religious impact of the displays, and in order to meet the guidelines set down by the Supreme Court for proper display of the Ten Commandments. If you remember, the display in Texas was allowed, but those in Kentucky were not.
The displays were meant to convey the message that religion and faith are part of the foundation of the country, officials said.
Apparently, the recent revisions were seen as a thinly disguised attempt to shove Christian beliefs on an unwitting public (as it usually is). Christians don’t really care that we live in a secular country, with secular laws, and a very defined separation of Church and State. They really believe that their 10Cs are the best thing since sliced bread hit the supermarket shelves, and that everyone should be forced to eat it. So they wrap it up in a new package, hoping no one will notice that it’s the same old moldy bread.
Fortunately there is one thing you can count on – the relatively lower intelligence level of the Christian, as opposed to your average American - along with the higher intelligence of the ACLU. The Christians behind this must really think everyone is dumber than them.
The ACLU brought suit to enjoin the new packaging, and won. The Lower court permanently enjoined the displays, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction. The Supreme Court was asked to take the appeal, on a writ of cert, in order to use the case as a vehicle to articulate a new Establishment Clause standard, presumably one more friendly to the delusion of Christianity, and that would further erode the separation of Church and State.
The Supreme Court refused, effectively upholding the injunction.
So, that’s that.
If only it were that simple. You KNOW that Christians are like zombies, and will not stop until they get to those yummy brains. They worship one, so they need to emulate him. They are relentless in continuing to pursue something that is clearly settled time after time by the courts. They keep coming, like the army ants in Leiningen vs. the Ants.
OK. That’s a little metaphorically hyperbolic, but you get my drift.
They won’t stop.
- U.S. Supreme Court rejects new case on 10 Commandments (thenewstribune.com)
- New Ten Commandments Suit in TN [Dispatches from the Culture Wars] (scienceblogs.com)
- Commandments Clash: Va. County Has One Last Chance To Avoid A Lawsuit – And Should Take It (secularnewsdaily.com)
- Judge commanded to remove Ten Commandments poster (dispatch.com)