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Connellsville (PA) businessman supporting school’s decision to not move Ten Commandments display
WPXI ^ | September 14, 2012

Posted on 09/14/2012 4:22:23 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — School district leaders have delayed moving a controversial Ten Commandments display outside a junior high school indefinitely.

Board members said it will stay put, and they are looking at all of their options to determine how to move forward.

The monument is outside the Connellsville Area Junior High School. A student's parent and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have each asked the district to take down the monument.

In a statement, the group said the First Amendment gives parents the right to tell their children what religion to choose and not public schools.

In a show of support for the school, a Connellsville businessman is putting visual reminders around town in hopes of reminding people to not give up the fight.

(Excerpt) Read more at wpxi.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Religion
KEYWORDS: connellsville; tencommandments

1 posted on 09/14/2012 4:22:30 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A student’s parent and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have each asked the district to take down the monument.

It’s time we start an organization that forces government entities to jettison all activities that support the religion of atheism.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 4:25:49 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2

Simple solution to that issue.......sell the ground where the Commandments are sitting on. The land would be “Private Property” thereafter.

We have a nice city near us where a small park has a statue of Jesus.....Numerous attempts were made to have the city take the statue out.......City sold the small park to a private individual...The statue and park still stand to this day. I loved the outcome.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 4:33:36 AM PDT by Progov
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Since there are 30,000 - 40,000 Christian denominations and three major Jewish sects all of which honor the Decalogue, this monument obviously does not represent a particular religion. As such it cannot be deemed to be a violation of the first amendment. I am certain some weasel will be happy to point out my error.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 4:34:49 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The marble slab was donated in 1957 and placed outside what was then the high school. But the monument is now near a staff parking lot and not prominently displayed.

Give me a break. It sure looks like the parent and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are going out of their way to pick a fight. It's not like it's in the middle of the school lobby or something. It's sitting next to a parking lot and has been there 55 years, apparently without seriously corrupting the youth of the city. Leave it alone.

5 posted on 09/14/2012 4:37:47 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tell them you will remove your 10 Commandments when the Supereme Court removes the one hanging in there courtroom.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 4:41:39 AM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
If you don't like the school your children attend, send them elsewhere, or MOVE (preferably, to another country, where maybe Sharia Law is in place, and you can see how well your individual Liberties are provided).

Dumbasses.

7 posted on 09/14/2012 4:49:02 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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8 posted on 09/14/2012 6:06:52 AM PDT by randita
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- - -a complaint from an anonymous parent( a taxpayer, a contributing member of the community???) thru an atheist organization in Wisconsin, thru a 2nd rate attorney in Pittsburgh(60 miles away) intending to change the rules in this small peaceful town in Penna is WRONG!! May GOD help us all. The simple and few rules of life outlined on this rock have guided mankind for thousands of years. The worst student behavior exhibited at the time this memorial was erected was gum chewing and running in the halls-—I know because I was a student there at the time.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 6:40:41 AM PDT by oldbugleboy
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