Ten Commandments Controversy Moves West

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    Ten Commandments Controversy Moves West

    EVERETT, Wash. — The city of Everett (search) is the new battleground in the debate over the Ten Commandments and where to draw the line in the separation of church and state.

    A granite monument of the Ten Commandments (search) is tucked among some bushes in front of the Everett Police Station, along with more visible World War I and II memorials standing near the same corner of the building.

    A 20-year-old local man has filed a lawsuit in federal court, saying the Ten Commandments monument on city property amounts to the government endorsing religion.

    The American Civil Liberties Union (search) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State (search) have supported the legal action brought by Jesse Card, who went to high school in Everett and is an atheist.

    Despite some recent court rulings that have gone against other similar markers on public property, Everett is fighting the lawsuit, claiming its monument has historical importance. It was donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1959 as part of a nationwide push to give young people a moral compass to live by.

    City officials say public opinion is overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the Ten Commandments where it is.


    Oh how we long for the days when you could do something like this without any controversy. Just goes to show how much we have changed as a nation.
     
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    the grand ole fight about whether christianity can be the only moral compass and that all else is just moral relativity. :sleep:
     
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    I wonder how this guy is dealing with the emotional scars brought on by running across the Ten Commandments in a public park... :rolleyes:
     
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    Lord knows, I'm no religion expert, but aren't the 10 Commandments from the Hebrew Bible?
     
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    got me. :alco:
     
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    It's sad, even these religious leaders are wanting to just give up because they're tired of the fighting.
     
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    DK, hide it! The boss is coming! :teeth:
     
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    Put me in coach!
     
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    No matter how hard these..... atheists try and kill Christianity, it just reinvigorates true Christians.

    I see a war in America's future. Maybe not in my life time, or anyone here, but there's a war coming.
     
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    Yes, but that constitutes the Old Testament which is, of course, part of the Christian Bible.
     

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