New Mexico Ten Commandments Monument to Be Moved to Church After Being Declared ‘Unconstitutional’

BLOOMFIELD, N. M. — A Ten Commandments monument that had been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court last November will be moved to the grounds of a local church after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in the matter.

The Decalogue display, which had been erected at the Bloomfield City Hall in 2011 following approval by city council, will now be relocated to the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield.

“It’s something that the whole community can enjoy and appreciate,” Kevin Mauzy of the Four Corners Historical Monument Project told the Associated Press.

As previously reported, the presence of the monument—which sat among other displays not of a religious nature—had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented Wiccans Jane Felix and Buford Coone of the Order of the Cauldron of the Sage. The women claimed that the Ten Commandments slab made them feel “alienated” since they are not Christians.

“Presented to the people of San Juan County by private citizens recognizing the significance of these laws on our nation’s history,” the Decalogue read, which was unveiled during a special ceremony.

“Our clients who are not Christians, they took issue with this and it made them feel alienated from their community,” Alexandra Smith, legal director for the ACLU of New Mexico, told local television station KRQE.

The organization filed a lawsuit against the city in 2012, asserting that the monument’s presence on government property amounts to the government endorsement of religion. While the city argued before the court that the monument was historical in nature, the ACLU contended that the content of the Commandments themselves is blatantly religious.

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“One of the commandments is thou shalt put no gods before me. This is clearly not a historical document, but is in fact religious doctrine,” Smith stated.

In August 2014, U.S. District Judge James Parker, nominated to the bench by then-President Ronald Reagan, sided with the Wiccans, declaring that the Decalogue violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“In view of the circumstances surrounding the context, history, and purpose of the Ten Commandments monument, it is clear that the City of Bloomfield has violated the Establishment Clause because its conduct in authorizing the continued display of the monument on City property has had the primary or principal effect of endorsing religion,” he wrote.

The city appealed, and in November, the 10th Circuit upheld Parker’s ruling, stating that the addition of historical monuments adjacent to the Ten Commandments did not fix the constitutional infirmities.

“[I]t was especially inadequate here because of the plain religious motivations apparent from the approval (approved alone), financing (sponsored entirely by churches), and unveiling (ceremony rife with Christian allusions) of the Monument,” the three-judge panel wrote.

“In light of those considerations, and the situational context of the Ten Commandments on the lawn, the City would have to do more than merely add a few secular monuments in order to signal to objective observers a ‘principal or primary’ message of neutrality,” it concluded. “Because we find an impermissible effect of endorsement that is insufficiently mitigated by curative efforts, we affirm.”

The city then sought an en banc, or full appeals court, review of the case, but the request was denied.

More than 20 states and over 20 members of Congress had joined legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the nine justices to hear the case, but last month, the court declined to hear the matter.

“It’s kind of sad when it seems like our history, facts and truth don’t seem to matter anymore,” Mauzy told reporters after realizing that the monument would have to be relocated.

As previously reported, John Adams, second president of the United States, wrote in his diary on Feb. 22, 1756, “Suppose a nation in some distant region, should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. Every member would be obliged in conscience to temperance and frugality and industry, to justice and kindness and charity towards his fellow men, and to piety and love, and reverence towards almighty God.”

“In this Commonwealth, no man would impair his health by gluttony, drunkenness or lust—no man would sacrifice his most precious time to cards, or any other trifling and mean amusement—no man would steal or lie or any way defraud his neighbour, but would live in peace and goodwill with all men. No man would blaspheme his Maker or profane his worship, but a rational and manly, a sincere and unaffected piety and devotion, would reign in all hearts.”

“What a Eutopia, what a paradise would this region be,” Adams declared.


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  • james blue

    There are way more churches than state capitol grounds or courthouses. Yet I do not recall seeing a ten commandment monument on any. Why is this? There should be one on all of them facing the road.

    • Lark.62

      Because this is not actually about the 10 Commandments, which most christians cannot name.

      By their fruit ye shall know them.

      The purpose is to do exactly what they are doing – placing a big monument to christianity on government property so that everyone gets the message the government likes christians best.

      If this was about the 10 Commandments, they would put up 10 Commandment monuments in front of churches. But they don’t.

      If this was about the 10 Commandments, they would put up 10 Commandment displays in their front yards. But they don’t.

      If this was about the 10 Commandments, they would obey the 10 Commandments. They would honor the Sabbath. No more watching football on Sundays. They would condemn preachers who ignore those commands about adultery and lying and greed rather than picking on immigrants and the poor and gays who are already marginalized. But they don’t.

      Putting up 10 Commandment monuments is all about being seen looking holy not about being holy. Just ask Roy Moore.

      By their fruit ye shall know them.

  • JPT

    In locales insisting the religious message be displayed on secular govt property, there should be presented alongside, the passages which support/promote genocide, mass rape, and Slavery.

    Most Americans are woefully ignorant of Biblical atrocities.

  • Stevedsmith7

    When will the Bible be declared hate speech ?

    • Michael C

      What is “hate speech?”

      Do you think that’s an actual thing?

      • TruthvLIes

        Most of the time it is a figment of people’s imagination. it primarily was invented to prevent any criticism of perversion and to silence Christians.

    • This style 10/6

      Leviticus 20:13
      ‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

      Sounds pretty hateful to me.

      • Lark.62

        Deut 13:6-10

        If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which neither you nor your fathers have known, some of the gods of the peoples who are around you, whether near you or far off from you, from the one end of the earth to the other, you shall not yield to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him, nor shall you conceal him. But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. You shall stone him to death with stones, because he sought to draw you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

        Imagine if someone said that about christians.

        • This style 10/6

          That is a beauty which for some reason I have missed. Why do they always specify that people should be stoned with stones? Stones would seem to be the obvious choice for a stoning.

          • cindybear

            Christianity does not call for stoning, neither does Israel practice that ancient form of judgment any longer. So your point is moot. However, Islam still actively practices stoning, lopping of hands, feet, crucifixion, burning children alive, sexual mutilation, and other horrible forms of torture. Why aren’t you wasting your time on a Muslim website arguing with them? I think I already know. They are not peaceful like Christians.

          • This style 10/6

            I deplore the actions you list and I dislike Islam. However I live in a Christian based society so it is Christian ideas that impact me. I am concerned that fundamentalist Christian not get into positions of power.

            I don’t want to see children taught lies like creationism.

          • cindybear

            Obviously you don’t live in the US because it is no longer considered a Christian-based society. President Barack Obama stated that about halfway through his term. Christians make up only 47% of the American population at this time and most of them are not devout and don’t fully practice their religion. Google it.

          • This style 10/6

            Yes, I do know that and Ilive in Canada which is less religious than the US. However we are both Christian based.

          • TruthvLIes

            And your evidence that creationism is lies….?
            While you are trying to find some which you won’t, let me ask you how did life begin?

          • This style 10/6

            A chemical reaction about 4 billion years ago.

          • TruthvLIes

            You do know that you have no evidence they are creation myths? NO, probably not. just shooting form the lip.

          • This style 10/6

            How old is earth?

          • TruthvLIes

            I am waiting for an answer to my question how did life begin?

          • TruthvLIes

            Incorrect. And I am still waiting for your evidence that creationism is lies…. or are you just shooting from the lip?

          • This style 10/6

            Read and understand; Genesis 1 and 2 are myths. I need no further evidence.

          • TruthvLIes

            Just as I thought. Not a scrap of evidence. Just shooting from the lip to prove you don’t know what you are talking about.

            I had a Ford car that was a lemon so all Ford cars are lemons. I need no further evidence.

          • This style 10/6

            You do know that Genesis 1 and 2 are creation myths!

        • TruthvLIes

          They do. Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world according to world watch facts.

          There are about 46 countries where it is dangerous to be a Christian and daily they are losing their lives because they are Christians. In muslim dominated countries the law is you convert to Islam, you pay a tax or you die if you are a christian.

          • Lark.62

            The United States is not one of those countries.

          • TruthvLIes

            Sorry to burst your bubble but the USA is now considered to be a country that persecutes Christians.

          • Lark.62

            Over 90% of elected officials in the US are christians. Over 70% of the population is Christian. There are churches on every corner.

            Christians in the US are not persecuted.

            Recently, christians are being held to the same standards as everyone else. Equality is not persecution. An atheist HS coach could never build “team unity” by having his players all recite a statement that there are no gods. A Jewish principal could never have Jewish prayers announced over the loud speaker.

            Finally, HS coaches can no longer build “team unity” by directing all players to recite a prayer to their deity. Finally, christian principals can no longer broadcast their prayers to all public school students.

            Being expected to obey anti-discrimination laws just like everyone else is not persecution.

            Equality is not persecution.

          • TruthvLIes

            Sorry to burst your bubble but on the persecution watch details the USA in now on the persecution watch.

        • Paladin Roy

          If you would know the Lord, you would know Truth, but you know not Him, neither do you understand Truth even if it would be given to you.

          • Lark.62

            Government property belongs to all of us. The government must treat all views equally. Either everyone gets to plant religious monuments on government land or no one does.

      • TruthvLIes

        So the truth is hateful now?
        So a difference of opinion is hateful now?
        So having a different faith is hateful now?
        So choosing not to follow satan is hateful now?
        So using my right to express my faith is hateful now?

        Funny, I haven’t read one dictionary that gives any of these as the meaning of hate.

        • This style 10/6

          It is hateful to call for the death of two men or two women who have sex with each other or, perish the thought, marry.

          • Paladin Roy

            It is God who created man, and God can cast down anyone He wants without fear of Judgement.

          • This style 10/6

            Humans evolved in the same way as all other life forms. Sensible ones want nothing to do with your tyrant god.

          • Maxwell Edison

            Blasphemy. Flagged.

          • This style 10/6

            Blasphemy! What a 19th century idea. Sure even you must realise that an entity which can kill on a whim and without judgement is tyrannical.

          • Maxwell Edison

            You must realize you have worn out your welcome and need to be shown the door.

            Again, blasphemy. Flagged.

          • TruthvLIes

            Another one of your silly ‘gotcha” claims that show your paucity of knowledge about what you are talking about. Why do you enjoy making yourself look so stupid and ignorant?

          • cindybear

            You are speaking of Allah then?

          • TruthvLIes

            I don’t know you tell me as it is your side that calls what anyone says that you don’t agree with as hate.

          • This style 10/6

            I don’t agree with killing people for any reason and merely pointed out that the bible calls for death for gays and lesbians.

          • Maxwell Edison

            In the Old Testament. Not in the New.

          • This style 10/6

            So the OT is no longer in operation. I didn’t know that.

          • Maxwell Edison

            Your sarcasm is dwarfed by your ignorance. Leviticus applies only to Jewish people.

          • This style 10/6

            So Christians can pick the parts of the bible they want to believe.

          • mr goody two shoes

            No . they can’t they should though know the difference between old covenant and the new. And the difference between law and gospel.

          • TruthvLIes

            A typical reply from someone who knows very little about the truth and what the bible says. They prefer to pick out “gotcha” claims and hope that we are going to be impressed. Forget it buddy. We have seen it all before and we are as impressed as someone who owns a Mercedes being offered a Ford.

          • TruthvLIes

            There is a lot you don’t know which you have made very obvious. Until you have studied the scriptures and put everything into its time and place, you are in no position to make any statement regarding what it does and does not say.

            Posting “gotcha”statements is so childish and not worthy of an intelligent person.

          • TruthvLIes

            Can you show me in the New Testament where it says we are to stone homosexuals?

          • cindybear

            Only YHVH God has the right to give or take life. He is the Judge who will decide at the final Judgment which souls shall live eternally and which shall die. Christ’s true disciples neither hate nor murder anyone. He commands us to love and pray for sinners and also people like you who falsely accuse us of hate.

            On the other hand, Muslims throw homosexuals off buildings. It’s their god Allah and his followers that call for death to homosexuals and “infidels” in the Q’uran. They still carry out such judgments. Don’t you think you’re barking up the wrong tree?

          • mr goody two shoes

            No whats hateful is pretending doing homosexual things is all right and giving the nod to such sins.

          • Tangent002 ✓

            The law has no concept of ‘sin’, so the 10 Commandments is inappropriate on state grounds.

          • cindybear

            God is love according to His Word, the Bible. Jesus is the Word made flesh who came to offer mankind a way out of every sin. He died for us all, and that is the greatest form of love in existence. If you want to call that hate, that’s your prerogative, just as it’s mine to say that wicked rebellious lifestyles are against God’s will and are destructive to society. We both have a God-given right to choose what to believe or not believe. Even the difference between love and hate.

          • This style 10/6

            You don’t have the right to discriminate against people because of their sexuality and sexual life style.

            You can hate all you want so long as you don’t put your thoughts into actions.

            Hatred is bad for you.

          • cindybear

            I see from all your posts that you love to put words into peoples’ mouths and accuse strangers of behavior you know nothing whatsoever about. You are diabolical and your words are caustic. You falsely accuse Christians of discrimination without one shred of proof, yet with every post you make it is actually you discriminating against them. You clearly despise Christians and I assume you also hate Jews, of which I am one. May YHVH have mercy on your soul. This conversation is ended.

          • This style 10/6

            I don’t hate Christians as most of the people I know are Christian. Why would I hate Jews or any other group?

            It is you who puts words in people’s mouths.

          • TruthvLIes

            If hatred is bad for you, why is it that the homosexuals militants have made an art form out of hatred, intolerance and bigotry?

          • This style 10/6

            It must be catching. 😈

          • TruthvLIes

            Asinine.

          • TruthvLIes

            The homosexual militants discriminate against people because of their sexuality and sexual ife style.

            If you say that you support and uphold traditional marriage, all hell will be let loose and you will be called a bigot, intolerant and hateful.

          • This style 10/6

            Not because you support traditional marriage but because you would deny it to same sex couples.

          • TruthvLIes

            No one is denying homosexuals traditioinal marriage because hmosexuals cannot fulfill the conditions for traditional marriage.

          • This style 10/6

            Comdemned out of your own mouth.

          • TruthvLIes

            More asinine comment. Must be your speciality.

          • This style 10/6

            There are many who don’t share your view and consider the Bible to be merely the writings of ancient men. You are free to believe as you do but you have to give the same freedom to others who disagree with you.

          • TruthvLIes

            I don;t know where you get this strange idea that christians do not give the same freedom to others who disagree with you.

            Have you been banned from this site because you disagree with christianity?

          • This style 10/6

            There are Christians who would ban same sex marriage, contraception, abortion, would refuse service to certain people.

          • TruthvLIes

            There are homosexuals that would deny law abiding christians the right to freedom of speech and religion.

          • This style 10/6

            There are people everywhere who would like to do that. How about some evidence that homosexuals are doing it to Christians.

          • TruthvLIes

            Another joke please. The hate, intolerance and bigotry of the homosexuals has been plastered all over the news. If you haven’t seen it you must be living in a prehistoric cave.

            However, just to humour you, a Roman Catholic Bishop told a conference that he had lost his beloved secretary. She was a mother of four and she had said something to a homposexual that he didn’t like so he got a knife and cut her into pieces and threw the bits down the garbage shute at the block of flats where he lived.

            He is now serving a life sentence for murder.

          • This style 10/6

            If one murderous gay man tars all other gays then all heterosexual men must be murderous too.

          • TruthvLIes

            You asked for evidence and you got it and true to form, you rejected the truth with some silly comment which shows you can’t handle it.

          • This style 10/6

            That a gay man commits murder does not mean that all gays are murderers or are bigots or hate heterosexuals.

            Every day heterosexual men murder or beat their wife or girl friend. Does this mean that all heterosexual men are murderers and wife beaters?

            You cannot prove a case with an anecdote, you must provide real figures.

            Your problem is an inability to comprehend plain English.

      • mr goody two shoes

        So instead you would want there sins to pile up making it even worse for them in eternity .That not very nice of you.

      • Scott Miller

        Your fight is with the One True Holy, Eternal God. You can’t win. Either submit and realize He knows better than any of us or face judgment.
        I hope you humble yourself and choose wisely.

    • Lark.62

      If other people said about christians what the bible says about non believers, christians would accuse them of hate speech.

      Yet nobody cares what you read or believe.

      We only care where you put your bible quotes. As long as you respect that government property belongs to everyone and keep your religion on private property, no one cares.

      A church is the proper place for a religious monument. Or your front yard. Put a 10 commandments decal on your car. Print it on your clothing. That’s all fine.

      But you just cannot treat government property as your personal property. It does not belong to you.

      • Paladin Roy

        Are you really scared God actually DOES exist? Which He does.

        • Lark.62

          No.

          Are you afraid of the tooth fairy? Are you afraid of Voldemort or Darth Vader?

          • TruthvLIes

            No, I would not be scared of things that do not exist like the tooth fairy, Voldemort and Darth Vader.

          • Lark.62

            Likewise, I’m sure.

      • TruthvLIes

        One. Christians would not accuse them of hate speech because JESUS said we would be persecuted like he was, so persecution is par for the course.

        I have read many books which recounts the persecution of Christians and in most cases they ask for prayer not that they be spared the persecution but that their light will shine during it.

        Two. You are stretching a very long bow saying that you cannot treat government property as your personal property. I have no doubt the local churches asked for permission to put up the Ten Commandments plaque before they did so.

        A person treating it as personal property would not do that. They would have put up the plaque regardless of what the government thought.

        • Lark.62

          If christians are allowed to put up a religious monument or display, then all religious views should get that right.

          But pay attention to what happens when an atheist group wants to put a solstice display in a city park. Christians fight tooth and nail to keep all non christian displays off public property.

          • TruthvLIes

            And atheists fight tooth and nail to stop all Christian displays of public property.

            I read of one case where a local council put up a Christmas tree on their property and put a lighted cross on the top of it.

            The atheists came out in force and demanded the cross be taken off because it was making atheists ill.

            Poor little snowflakes.

      • mr goody two shoes

        Actually God made the earth it ‘ll belongs to him.the government should be happy enough God lets them breath his air and walk on his earth.

    • Paladin Roy

      In a sense it never will be. They have been transposing the bible for years with many fools following.

      They started out saying they were easier to understand s’posedly (though the world was NEVER meant to understand things of God without Repentance and His Leading)

      So just how many transposings (transplantings) have we seen within the past few years and each one drawing more to the new wicked order leaving Jesus as the cursed one and the freemason ‘god’ as the ‘christ’..

      Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ..2 Timothy 2:15

      • TruthvLIes

        Sorry paladin Roy but hardly a day goes by that someone on the internet is not calling the bible hate speech.

        • Paladin Roy

          Amen. Many call it hate speech even now, but satan’s team is working on a lying fake version many will except as the Bible. This is why I say “in a sense it never will be” They want a new world religion as well. …

          • TruthvLIes

            Yes, I believe it is called the Queen Janes Version and God is a she.

  • Robin Egg

    Yes,,,why would anyone want to have to tolerate looking at the Ten Commandments which is the basis for our national laws and governance displayed prominently at courthouses and other government institutions,. It may offend the lawbreakers, the God haters, and all the diseased minds that want to change the law to represent their anti christ agenda.

    • james blue

      It’s the basis of Christian ethics, not our laws. Only 3 are actual laws in the US -steal, murder, lie and the later is only illegal in certain circumstances such as under oath.

      The first amendment explicitly prevents “having no God before me” from being enforced.

      The ten that belongs outside courthouses is the bill of rights.

    • Lark.62

      The 10 Commandments are most certainly not the basis of our laws. Our government is based on the Constitution which makes no mention of any deity. The Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of religion, which directly contradicts the first commandment requiring worship of one specific deity.

      • Bezukhov

        I can see a compromise. Put up the 10 Commandments anywhere. Just chisel in a few lines like “The Bill of Rights allows you to break some of these Commandments, and the State can do nothing about it”.

        Sorry for going off topic, but something similar can be done with Confederate monuments. Those that want them to remain use the argument that it’s history. So next to each one honoring some Confederate hero, put up a monument showing Lee surrendering to Grant. That’s also a part of history.

        • james blue

          “put up a monument showing Lee surrendering to Grant.That’s also a part of history.”

          I would be genuinely interested in the reaction to that.

  • TruthvLIes

    Isn’t removing the plaque an endorsement of the Wicca religion? That being the case and it is, removing it is just as religiously motivated as leaving it there.

    Apart from the fact that the 1st Amendment says that Congress shall not interfere with the free expression of religion. If that is the case and it is, then the courts should not be allowed to interfere with the free expression of religion.

    • james blue

      We have the right to free speech and freedom of religion, not the right to a platform being provided to us. If you believe we do then the satanic temple can put their goatman up in any public place they like

      • Paladin Roy

        Yes they can, but they can also be Cursed of the Lord to death in any way the Lord chooses to do it.

        • james blue

          So the Satanic Temple guys can go ahead and erect their goatman. They have the right and government cannot prevent them? Any attempt to refuse permission would be unconstitutional?

          • Paladin Roy

            As I’ve said, they can bear the Curse of the Almighty God. Consider this one fact. … even satan calls God ‘Lord’, and so He is and ever will be. That is IF the governments would allow such a thing.

            Another note:… satanism breeds crime which would be against every law in the lands.

          • Lark.62

            The Satanic Temple does not believe in any actual supernatural being. Satan is just a metaphor. They certainly do not call any supernatural being “Lord.”

            The Satanic Temple is extremely moral and law abiding. Do not bear false witness.

          • TruthvLIes

            Having read the stories of people who had come out of the Satanic Temple and converted to christianity, it is far from being moral.

          • Lark.62

            Citation. Do not bear false witness. You may be confusing the Satanic Temple with some other group.

          • TruthvLIes

            If the person told his story of his time in the Satanic Temple I would say you are doing your best to sugar coat what is a lie of satan.

          • TruthvLIes

            “The Satanic Temple does not believe in any actual supernatural being. Satan is just a metaphor. They certainly do not call any supernatural being “Lord.””

            What other jokes do you tell? I have watched more than one satanic ritual and they worship Satan and call him Lord, that why it is called the Satanic Temple

          • Lark.62

            The Satanic Temple does not do rituals. You are confusing them with some other group.

          • TruthvLIes

            And as Satan if the father of lies, any attempt to sugar coat the Satanic Temple is nothing more than a straightforward lie.

      • TruthvLIes

        I happen to believe that free speech and freedom of religion is the right of anyone. Wicca and atheism are false religions but until the government decide that is the case, they have as much right as anyone to display their wares and if they want that right, they have no right to object to another faith displaying thier wares.

        As I have followed the traits taking place in the USA, I have noticed that the atheists and Wicca only ever complain about what Christians are doing. I SMELL A RAT.

        • james blue

          So the Satanic Temple guys can go ahead and erect their goatman. They have the right and government cannot prevent them?

          Of course they have the right to object, freedom of speech and religion doesn’t mean freedom from criticism and objection.

          As for your last paragraph they do go after Islam.

          • TruthvLIes

            I never said anything about Islam.

        • Lark.62

          As a rule, the first preference is that no one use government to promote religion. The second choice is that everyone can.

          That’s why the FFRF does not place displays on government land unless a religious display is already there.

          • TruthvLIes

            “That’s why the FFRF does not place displays on government land unless a religious display is already there.”

            FFRF is no religion so they have nothing to place anywhere. If they did they would be going against their own religion of freedom from religion.

        • Bezukhov

          Wicca and atheism are false religions but until the government decide that is the case,

          Are you suggesting that the government should decide which religions are false?

    • Paladin Roy

      Amen 🙂

    • Lark.62

      People have rights.

      Government has restrictions.

      The government cannot play favorites. It must treat all religious views equally.

      People have the freedom to express their personal religious views. They may only use government property and authority to amplify their religious speech if every other religious view gets the same benefit.

    • Croquet_Player

      No. Removing the monument is not an endorsement of Wicca. Putting up a Wiccan monument would be an endorsement of Wicca. And people may put up as many religious monuments as they like, on private property.

  • Paladin Roy

    If I’m right the main reason it is rejected is it does not bear the freemason and satanic horus (so called all seeing eye). If that WERE the case, it might very well have been excepted as well.

    • Lark.62

      You would be wrong.

  • mr goody two shoes

    Was curious if the monument used Catholic / Lutheran numbering or reformed Numbering .I couldn’t bring the monument in focus to tell .I wonder why such a bad photo was used so you can’t read it?

  • MCrow

    Religious monument on religious property. I don’t see the issue

  • NCOriolesFan

    You know if crybabies would stop crying over being excluded, there would be no problems.

  • Ten Commandments monuments in front of, or on the walls, of America’s State buildings and court houses are but mere window dressing until those same Stand and court houses legislate and adjudicate by those same Ten Commandments and their respective statutes and judgments.

    The same is true for any church that doesn’t recognize Yahweh’s morality as codified in His Ten Commandment and respective statutes and judgments as government and society’s immutable standard for everything they do. In fact, such churches can’t even expect their prayers to be answered. Worse:

    “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” (Proverbs 28:9)

    Keep in mind, idolatry is not so much about statues as it is statutes, such as what one considers the supreme law of land.

    For more on how Yahweh’s immutable moral law applies and should be implemented today, see free online book “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page and scroll down to title.

    Then “A Biblical Constitution: A Scriptural Replacement for Secular Government.”

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