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  • "Why Christians get the 10 commandments wrong" (Salon)

    07/15/2014 3:17:34 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 120 replies
    Salon ^ | 7/14/14 | Valerie Tarico
    The American Bible Society funds an annual “State of the Bible” survey, and this spring the Christian Post cheered some of their findings: “The Bible continues to dominate both mind space and book retail space as America’s undisputed best-seller.” According to the study, conducted by Barna, over 88 percent of American homes contain a Bible. In fact, the average is 4.7 copies per household. Now, I should note that a young non-religious friend once came home from school with a bright green Gideon’s New Testament that she later touted as a reserve of fine rolling papers, which may explain why...
  • How liberalism violates all 10 Commandments

    05/19/2014 6:57:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-19-14 | J. Matt Barber
    One of my readers, we'll call him Moses, is the publisher of a mainstream newspaper in California. He wrote me the other day with an insightful observation. Since Moses works in one of the most liberal industries, in one of the most liberal states in the union, I won't divulge his real name. We don't want Moses tarred, feathered and banished to Oklahoma with a scarlet "C," for Christian, emblazoned on his Harris Tweed sport coat. (Note: I have antipathy toward neither Oklahoma – I once lived there – nor Harris Tweed, though I do recommend against wearing Harris Tweed...
  • Reverence or Ruin: How the 4th Commandment is Necessary for Civilization

    05/26/2010 1:47:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 221+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/25/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Fix it or Forget it – It cannot be underestimated how important the family is for the very existence of society and civilization. The widespread breakdown of the family in our own time already shows the grave results that flow from such a breakdown. Can our civilization be secure or stable if such a breakdown is allowed to continue? The importance of the family for the life and well-being of society entails a particular responsibility for society to support and strengthen marriage and the family. Authority, stability, and a life of relationships within the family constitute the foundations for...
  • Oklahoma Leaders Say Satanic Monument Unlikely

    12/11/2013 10:19:45 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 23 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/10/13 | Sean Murphy
    Legislative leaders in Oklahoma sought to ease public concern Monday over a plan by a group of satanists to erect a monument at the state Capitol. Both House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman suggested that such a plan was far from a reality, and members of the committee that would need to approve the monument sounded skeptical. But a constitutional law professor says the state could be on legally questionable ground if it rejects the New York-based Satanic Temple's request to put an homage to Satan near a Ten Commandments monument that's already at the...
  • “I Haven’t Killed Anyone!” What Serious Sins Will Exclude Us From the Kingdom of God?

    11/28/2013 5:54:01 AM PST · by NYer · 87 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ralph Martin, S.T.D.
    Why aren’t we more concerned about how even many of our fellow Catholics are engaging in behaviors (“lifestyles”), or accepting, or even approving them, in others, that scripture says will exclude them from the kingdom?A soul being rescued from purgatory.Right after Vatican II, there was an explosion of interest in moral theology. The “fundamental option” theory gained wide notice in both scholarly journals and in popular Catholic culture. Many people got the impression—and many still have it—that if one’s overall life is pointed in a good direction, particular sinful acts may not exclude us from the kingdom. This interpretation was...
  • Cecil B. DeMille's campaign for a godly culture

    09/08/2013 7:58:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 8, 2013 | Mark H. Creech
    Few matters have initiated more litigation in the courts than the presence of Ten Commandments monuments and other displays of the Decalogue across the country located on public property. The presence of most of these is the result of a joint campaign by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, working with Hollywood Royalty and movie-magnate, the late great Cecil B. DeMille. Today the radical left has erroneously argued these displays are an unconstitutional violation of the "separation of church and state" and disparage them as nothing more than a publicity stunt by DeMille to hype his movie at the time, The...
  • Threat of lawsuit forces removal of 10 Commandments from classrooms

    05/14/2013 3:12:22 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/14/2013 | Times Record (Fort Smith, AR)
    MULDROW -- It was standing room only in the spacious Muldrow Public Schools cafeteria as hundreds of area residents crowded into a School Board meeting Monday to discuss the Ten Commandments plaques posted in each classroom for two decades. The plaques, which had been donated to the district in the early 1990s, were removed by Monday. Many attendees arrived in vehicles upon which Christian slogans were written or posted. Many wore clothing proclaiming their religious beliefs. Many teens attended, wearing black "Don't Quit for Christ" T-shirts. Several elderly attendees clutched Bibles. Attendees' ages ranged from infant through senior citizen. Muldrow...
  • ‘10 Commandments judge’ Roy Moore wins his old job back

    11/20/2012 12:44:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/19/2012 | Kim Chandler
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Roy Moore, forever known as Alabama’s Ten Commandments judge, has been re-elected chief justice in a triumphant political resurrection after being ousted from that office nearly a decade ago. Republican Moore defeated Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bob Vance, a Democrat, to win back his former office. “It’s clear the people have voted to return me to the office of chief justice,” Moore said. “I have no doubt this is a vindication. I look forward to being the next chief justice,” Moore told a crowd of sign-waving supporters. Moore thanked supporters at his party for sticking with him...
  • Group sues to remove Ten Commandments from Connellsville school [New Twist]

    09/28/2012 12:05:16 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 12 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 28 September 2012 | Renatta Signorini
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation, along with an anonymous parent and student on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Connellsville Area School District seeking to have a Ten Commandments monument removed from Connellsville Junior High and to block its placement at a nearby church. In a lawsuit, the plaintiffs claimed constitutional violations with the religious marker at the public school and possible further infringement on their rights if the monument is relocated near district property. . . . Though the monolith would be on private property if moved to the church, the fact that the district is aware that the...
  • The 10 Commandments Of Liberalism

    11/16/2011 5:02:19 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-16-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Cain Supports Display of Ten Commandments (2003)

    10/20/2011 4:50:02 PM PDT · by mnehring · 1 replies
    Speaks at Ten Commandments Rally in Atlanta Press Release September 29, 2003 Atlanta- A large gathering of supporters clapped and cheered as Herman Cain, conservative, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, spoke at today's press conference in support of posting the Ten Commandments in public buildings. “The Ten Commandments are the basic principles upon which our forefathers founded this country,” Cain said. “If a community of United States citizens, does not have the right to display their values then what rights do they have? “One of the questions that I have for all of these people who appear to be outraged...
  • God’s Law for Today

    10/16/2011 9:57:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Truth in Action Ministries ^ | 10-12-2011 | D. James Kennedy
    Today we see an age of anomie—lawlessness. The laws of God are being ignored and His commandments jettisoned. Indeed, it is a lawless age in which we live—reminiscent of what Jesus said in parable about what would come when He went off to a far country. The citizens would hate Him, and they would cry out, “We will not have this man to reign over us” (Luke 19:14). The great question before the nations is: Will men and nations submit to having Jesus Christ, the Divine Creator of the world reign over them? God’s purpose in this world is to...
  • Giles County (VA) School Board votes to rehang 10 Commandments (with poll)

    06/08/2011 12:04:58 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 70 replies
    Ten Commandments to return to Giles County schools [with poll] By Katelyn Polantz 381-1669 PEARISBURG -- The Ten Commandments will return to the walls of Giles County schools, after a school board majority vowed Tuesday to dig in for what could be a long and costly court battle. The board voted 3-2 Tuesday afternoon to rehang the Commandments among a display of nine other historical documents. About 50 people stayed silent while the board began its meeting. Many of the attendees have prayed and pressed for this outcome since the district first removed the documents from school halls in December...
  • High court rejects new case on 10 Commandments

    02/22/2011 7:55:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/22/11
    The Supreme Court has passed up a chance to take another look at a six-year-old ruling that struck down the display of the Ten Commandments in two Kentucky courthouses. . . . But the court declined to do so Tuesday,
  • Atheist Chris Redford Hits Wrong Targets.

    01/09/2011 10:52:40 PM PST · by grassboots.org · 8 replies · 1+ views
    www.caffeinatedtheology.com ^ | 12/09/2011 | David Shedlock
    Can an atheist further the kingdom of God?  Can God take sin and use it for his glory? Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye...
  • Ten Commandments [in marriage]

    06/08/2010 7:01:41 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies · 30+ views
    CREDENDAagenda ^ | 07 June 2010 | Douglas Wilson
    Many of us are accustomed to seeing those “ten commandments” of this and that which show up in sundry places, and are applied to all sorts of human endeavors. From closing real estate deals to bagging a trophy elk, we like to mimic the Decalogue. So some may have been lured into this column hoping to find a “commandment three” which prohibits the practice of leaving dirty socks draped over the back of the living room couch – sort of like a masculine doily – or “commandment seven” which requires a weekly date. But this is not about the ten...
  • Supreme Court declines new 10 Commandments fight

    03/01/2010 1:51:59 PM PST · by walsh · 11 replies · 695+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 1, 2010 | Walsh
    The Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a new dispute over a Ten Commandments display on public property.The justices on Monday left in place a lower court decision that a Ten Commandments marker in Haskell County, Okla., must go.
  • Committee wants Ten Commandments displayed

    02/17/2010 5:29:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 250+ views
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Saying the minority must be tolerant of the majority, Republicans who control on the Senate Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to require a copy of the Ten Commandments to be erected in front of the old state Capitol. SB 1213 directs the Legislative Council, the main occupant of the building, to look for donations to put up a monument, plaque or some other permanent form of the commandments. The measure now goes to the full Senate. The 53 vote came over the objections of the Democrats on the panel who said it amounted to the state imposing what are...
  • The Ten Commandments Challenge - Are You Good Enough For Heaven?

    02/03/2010 2:05:42 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 41 replies · 563+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 2/2/10 | DJP I.F.
    Today more than ever, people have a hazy and fuzzy (distorted) view of who the Savior of the World, God’s Son Jesus Christ, really is. Various opinions regarding Jesus may have been formed from a religious upbringing or education, personal experiences, etc. Whenever you ask someone who Jesus is, He will usually sound a lot like the person who is describing Him to you. They say, “He was a great teacher,” or “He was a Good Man,” or “He died on the cross,” etc. You see, even in Jesus day there were many who were confused and troubled about who...
  • 10 Commandments judge runs for Ala. governor again

    06/01/2009 10:38:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 552+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/1/9 | PHILLIP RAWLS, Associated Press Writer
    Montgomery, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's Ten Commandments judge is running for governor again. Roy Moore's campaign Web site went up Monday morning, inviting supporters to sign a pledge to help elect Moore governor.
  • America the beautiful

    07/05/2008 3:28:47 PM PDT · by nmh · 10 replies · 197+ views
    http://www.truthorfiction.com ^ | Not sure | Judge Roy Mooer
    America the beautiful, or so you used to be. Land of the Pilgrims' pride; I'm glad they'll never see. babies piled in dumpsters, Abortion on demand, Oh, sweet land of liberty; your house is on the sand. Our children wander aimlessly poisoned by cocaine choosing to indulge their lusts, when God has said abstain From sea to shining sea, our Nation turns away From the teaching of God's love and a need to always pray We've kept God in our temples,how callous we have grown. When earth is but His footstool, and Heaven is His throne. We've voted in a...
  • Study: Most Americans Support School Prayers, Religious Displays

    01/12/2008 5:19:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 145+ views
    christian post ^ | Fri, Jan. 11 2008
    A majority of Americans believe religious displays, prayers at school and the Ten Commandments display in a court building should be legal in the United States, a new study showed.  While religious Americans were more likely to agree, a majority of those who are not religious also believe such religious expressions and practices should be allowed, according to Ellison Research which conducted the research on a sample of 1,007 adults. The study was released Thursday.Survey results revealed that 98 percent of born-again Americans compared to 81 percent of those not born again believe voluntary student-led prayer at public school events,...
  • People Don't Trust Government

    10/02/2007 9:28:41 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 85+ views
    Adam's Blog ^ | 10/02/2007 | Adam Graham
    Podcast Show NotesA new Gallup survey shows confidence in government has hit a new time low. (Hat Tip: Josue Sierra) and the powerful Jack Murtha (D-PA) (Hat Tip: CFG) and Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) (Hat Tip: Instapundit) are two good reasons why.Aid for the poor? Fairfax County Housing has people earning in excess of $200,000 getting subsidized rent.Finally, we take a look at why Oakland refused to allow our Marines into their aiport.Click here to download, click here to vote for me on Podcast Alley.
  • Pat Boone: 10 Commandments, 2 versions

    05/19/2007 10:56:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 1,279+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/19/07 | Pat Boone
    One set of judicial decisions created the foundation and framework for humane society. Another set, much more recent, has negated much of the first and laid out a program that has the appearance of George Orwell's "1984." One set was composed of ten directives, formulated by the Creator and Judge of the universe, and intended to promote healthy, considerate and moral relationships between people, and between human beings and their God. The other set of 10 judicial decisions is designed to stifle free expression, erase any standards of moral behavior and absolutely forbid any public acknowledgement of the very...
  • 10 Commandments of post-'60s liberalism

    04/08/2007 6:39:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 1,216+ views
    WND ^ | 03.31.07 | Ellis Washington
    Liberals love to boast that they are not "religious," which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. – Ann CoulterThis day, America and the world are in a dire cultural, political and spiritual crisis. The very existence of civilization as we know it seems to hang in the balance. Will America be what intellectual Bill Bennett calls "the [world's] last best hope," or will America (and the West) go the way of Holland, which in January of this year erected a monument in Amsterdam? The monument was not to Rembrandt, not to Grotius, not to...
  • Doug Giles: The 10 Commandments for Husbands

    04/14/2007 1:15:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies · 2,584+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/14/07 | Doug Giles
    I hate to sound like some religious nut job here—but I really felt (sort of) for certain that God gave me, and me alone, the 10 Commandments for Husbands, last Wednesday while I was watching American Idol. “God inspired you to write this?” you say. Yep, God did. The way I’m almost certain it was maybe God speaking to me is that every time He speaks to me about something (and it’s pretty often), I begin to smell WD40, packing popcorn begins to fall from the ceiling of my trailer house, and then a voice begins speaking to me in...
  • Americans see media aiding moral decline

    03/08/2007 9:44:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,159+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2007 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Most Americans think culture is becoming more immoral, and they view the media -- both entertainment and news -- as prime culprits, according to a new survey.     If the media continue to "singularly promote" secular values while undermining orthodox faith and values, it will be very difficult to reverse America's moral decline, said the National Cultural Values Survey, released yesterday by the Culture and Media Institute (CMI) of the Media Research Center.     "Americans who care about the nation's moral condition should insist that the media strive to more fairly represent all views, including those of the orthodox," the report stated....
  • Forget robots. We need an ethical code for humans (great moral clarity rant!)

    03/10/2007 9:42:38 AM PST · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 391+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Saturday, March 10, 2007 | George Jonas
    Forget robots. We need an ethical code for humans George Jonas, National Post Published: Saturday, March 10, 2007 I'm reading in the news that the South Koreans are thinking of setting up a code of conduct for robots. Hmm. Would you call it high time? A big priority, is it? Well, if you say so. Maybe those pesky robots have been getting out of hand. OK, slap them with a code of conduct. Then, perhaps, after we've dealt with them, we might consider a code of conduct for humans? Ah! I get it. When they say "robots," the South...
  • Ten Commandments 'cover-up' revealed at Supreme Court

    02/13/2007 7:34:58 AM PST · by scripter · 20 replies · 985+ views
    WorldNetdaily ^ | February 13, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    The stone tablet on the U.S. Supreme Court's East Frieze until 1975 was described as representing the "Ten Commandments." Since then it's been changed to the "Ten Amendments" based on an unsigned letter that conflicts with other evidence It's looking a lot like a cover-up at the U.S. Supreme Court, where officials appear to be suppressing evidence of representations of the nation's Christian heritage at the court building, according to a pastor whose research is published at lacconline.org and gives evidence of that heritage. "I'm not a conspirator," Todd DuBord, senior pastor of the Lake Almanor Community Church, wrote...
  • ACLU sues for removal of Ten Commandments from courthouse steps

    02/07/2007 9:37:43 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 522+ views
    AP ^ | February 7, 2007
    CROSS CITY, Fla. -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to force rural Dixie County to remove a hulking Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse steps. The 5-foot-tall, 6-ton black granite monument stands in front of a building for the courthouse, the elections supervisor office, the tax collector and other public offices. The lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday said the monument heaps on its religious message with the inscription "Love God and Keep His Commandments" in large capital letters at its base. The Dixie County Commission approved the monument, donated by a local businessman, in January 2006 and...
  • RETIRED FORD EXECUTIVE SPEAKS OUT ON GOD'S 10 COMMANDMENTS

    12/03/2006 12:05:52 PM PST · by carolgr · 9 replies · 424+ views
    THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE WORKER ^ | 12-01-2006 | Michael Westfall
    For several years I worked directly with the chairman and president on management culture change with Employee Involvement process. The Ten Commandments were of immense importance to our forefathers when forming of our Nation. They viewed them as commands for personal living and the formation of a government. Unfortunately over the years, due to attacks by organizations like the ACLU and opposition from a liberal judicial system they have become a non-factor and we are paying the price with declining morality and decency in our nation. There is a common thought that the Old Testament does not apply today. Jesus...
  • The Berean Daily Verse (The Sabbath)

    08/25/2006 6:20:28 AM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 21 replies · 341+ views
    The Berean Daily Verse ^ | 8/25/2006 | John W. Ritenbaugh
    Genesis 2:2-3 (2) And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (3) And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Go to this verse on Bible Tools This generation has a particularly difficult time adjusting from a workday mode to a Sabbath-keeping mode for a number of reasons. One is that life is so fast paced, with so many ways and activities...
  • Judge: Okla. 10 Commandments monument OK

    08/19/2006 12:05:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 712+ views
    A federal judge on Friday said a Ten Commandments monument outside a courthouse can stay, rejecting arguments that it promotes Christianity at the expense of other religions. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White in Muskogee, Okla., ruled that Haskell County did not violate the Constitution by erecting the monument. The county did not "overstep the constitutional line demarcating government neutrality toward religion," he wrote.
  • Verdict Reached in Andrea Yates Case (UPDATE: Not Guilty by reason of insanity)

    07/26/2006 9:35:01 AM PDT · by cajunman · 693 replies · 18,983+ views
    HOUSTON -- Jurors reached a verdict in Andrea Yates' murder retrial Wednesday morning. The jury's decision will be announced at about 11:25 a.m. KPRC and Click2Houston will air the verdict live. After deliberating nearly 11 hours, jurors returned for a third day Wednesday to determine if she was legally insane when she drowned her five children in the bathtub. Before court ended Tuesday, the jury of six men and six women asked to review the state's definition of insanity: that someone, because of a severe mental illness, does not know a crime he is committing is wrong. State District Judge...
  • Academic Evangelicals

    07/06/2006 12:38:50 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 6 replies · 564+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 5, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When academics relay their understanding of religion to the rest of us, they offer interpretations that the religiously observant may find a tad bizarre. “Religion has a certain kind of legitimacy among many people and in many parts of the world that secular life simply doesn’t have,” philosophy professor Roger S. Gottlieb explained in an interview with Jennifer Howard that appeared in the June 23rd issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “In Madagascar, where the fishermen were dynamiting to get fish and destroying the coral reef and fish stock, when the government said, ‘Don’t do it,’ they kept doing...
  • Another Legal Study

    07/06/2006 12:36:33 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 175+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 5, 2006 | Trevor Hayes
    Giving a talk not likely to be heard in many law schools, a lawyer stood before the podium asking college students to pray with him. Mike Johnson of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) spoke to the Eagle Collegians Forum Leadership Summit (EFC) about legally upholding Christian morality. “The phrase Christian lawyer is not an oxymoron,” Johnson told EFC. As an ADF lawyer, Johnson fights for conservative values in court. He provides a service for conservatives that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been providing for years for liberals. Johnson moves across the country, standing in for the right, which...
  • Judge Roy Moore, GOP Candidate AL governor speaking Jan 16. Y'all come

    01/15/2006 9:41:14 PM PST · by Full Court · 42 replies · 1,743+ views
    estern Area Republican Club of Jefferson County, Alabama ******Judge Roy Moore to be our next speaker ****** Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, the Honorable Roy Moore, will be our speaker at our January 16th, 2006 meeting at 11:30 A.M., at the Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison-Bonnett Memorial Drive in Hueytown. Visitors are welcome, and no reservations are needed. This is an opportunity to meet and hear Judge Moore, and to buy the book "So Help Me God" and have it autographed for you. There will be no other form of fund-raising at this meeting.We will have an...
  • Court of Appeals: Constitution "does not demand a wall of separation between church and state."

    12/21/2005 1:12:17 PM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 331 replies · 8,938+ views
    American Family Association of Michigan ^ | December 21, 2005 | American Family Association of Michigan
    Values group hails unanimous decision Tuesday CINCINNATI -- In an astounding return to judicial interpretation of the actual text of the United States Constitution, a unanimous panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Tuesday issued an historic decision declaring that "the First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state." In upholding a Kentucky county's right to display the Ten Commandments, the panel called the American Civil Liberties Union's repeated claims to the contrary "extra-constitutional" and "tiresome." See Cincinnat Enquirer at: http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051221/NEWS01/512210356/1056 See U.S. Court of Appeals decision, page 13: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/05a0477p-06.pdf "Patriotic Americans should...
  • Commandments Draw 300 to Okla. Courthouse

    11/20/2005 11:10:16 AM PST · by ncountylee · 21 replies · 651+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | November 20, 2005
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A group of pastors fired up a crowd of more than 300 people during a rally around a monument engraved with the Ten Commandments on the Haskell County Courthouse lawn. U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn spoke Saturday at the gathering in favor of the monument, which a recent American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit says is a sign of the government favoring one religion over another. But Coburn and others who were vocal at the rally contend that the statements listed in the Ten Commandments are guidelines to a moral, law-abiding society regardless of religious beliefs. "I wish...
  • The Liberal Ten Commandments

    09/06/2005 12:07:38 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 14 replies · 1,442+ views
    Renew America ^ | 09/04/2005 | Adam Graham
    When Robert F. Kennedy wrote that God punished Mississippi with Hurricane Katrina for electing former lobbyist Haley Barbour as governor, I realized that its not that liberals don't believe in God or morality, but rather that they have an entirely different viewpoint of morality. They even have their own Ten Commandments which are posted below. I. Thou Shalt Have no other gods before the environment. II. Thou Shalt Not make to thee any image or likeness of scripture or anything that references or alludes to God and post it a public place. III. Thou Shalt not take the name of...
  • Pin camera ready to roll on Ark of Covenant discovery

    06/29/2005 3:10:31 PM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 42 replies · 1,844+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 28, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Mark August 14, 2005 on your calendar as potentially momentous. It’s one day before Ariel Sharon’s planned removal of 8,000 settlers from the Gaza strip, a dramatic event no matter the outcome.
  • Hairsplitting at the Court - (what a relief! Sage George Will on historical religion/state concepts)

    06/27/2005 11:59:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 806+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JUNE 28, 2005 | GEORGE WILL
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday rendered two more hairsplitting, migraine-inducing decisions about when religious displays on public property do and do not violate the First Amendment protection against ``establishment'' of religion. In a case from Texas, where a Ten Commandments monument stands outside the state Capitol, the court, splintered six ways from Sunday, said: We find no constitutional violation. The second case came from Kentucky, where the Commandments displayed in several courthouses are surrounded by historical symbols and documents -- e.g., copies of the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Star Spangled Banner -- to comply with the ``reindeer rule,'' more about which anon. On Monday the court recoiled from Kentucky's displays, saying, they are unconstitutionally motivated by a ``predominately religious purpose.'' Not enough reindeer?</p>
  • FREEP THIS POLL

    06/27/2005 8:02:01 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 11 replies · 440+ views
    CNN ^ | 06-27-2005 | marblehead17
    Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s split decision on the Ten Commandments displays? Yes 16% 23465 votes No, they should be allowed in courthouses 46% 68416 votes No, they should not be allowed on other government land 38% 55510 votes
  • Limits of Religion in Public Life

    06/27/2005 3:56:05 PM PDT · by shadowfighter · 5 replies · 148+ views
    Limits of Religion in Public Life Court acts wisely on Ten Commandments rulings The Monitor's View On the stage on which the American culture clash over religion is playing out, enter the Supreme Court. Monday's twin decisions allowing the display of the Ten Commandments on the Texas State Capitol grounds, but not in Kentucky courtrooms, settle a major contentious issue between political religious conservatives and secular humanists. In this contest, religious conservatives seek to advance a brand of morality in America by actively promoting religious themes and ideas in government. On the other side, secular humanists demand a strict elimination...
  • RULINGS IN THE U.S. SUPREME COURT'S TEN COMMANDMENTS CASES

    06/27/2005 11:03:42 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 38 replies · 1,420+ views
    FINDLAW ^ | 6-27-05 | SCOTUS
    RULINGS IN THE U.S. SUPREME COURT'S TEN COMMANDMENTS CASES June 27, 2005 In different rulings, the justices ban displays of the Ten Commandments at courthouses, but allow them to be placed on government land. The Courthouse Ruling: Opinion (McCreary County v. ACLU)http://laws.findlaw.com/us/000/03-1693.html The ACLU's Attorneyhttp://pview.findlaw.com/view/3433759_1 Attorney for Liberty Counselhttp://pview.findlaw.com/view/1438042_1 Case Dockethttp://rd.findlaw.com/scripts/nl.pl?url=11198556000_nl The Government Land Ruling: Opinion (Van Orden v. Perry)http://laws.findlaw.com/us/000/03-1500.html Attorney for Texashttp://pview.findlaw.com/vie
  • SCOTUS Rules Ten Commandments NOT allowed at KY Courthouse (allowed on *grounds* in TX)

    06/27/2005 7:08:45 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 845 replies · 16,680+ views
    MSNBC | June 27, 2005
    will post more info as it comes in...
  • Justice Sunday: Stop the Filibuster Against People of Faith

    04/13/2005 5:33:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 3,715+ views
    FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL.ORG ^ | APRIL 14, 2005 | TONY PERKINS, PRESIDENT FRC ACTION
    Dear Friend: A day of decision is upon us. Whether it was the legalization of abortion, the banning of school prayer, the expulsion of the 10 Commandments from public spaces, or the starvation of Terri Schiavo, decisions by the courts have not only changed our nation's course, but even led to the taking of human lives. As the liberal, anti-Christian dogma of the left has been repudiated in almost every recent election, the courts have become the last great bastion for liberalism. For years activist courts, aided by liberal interest groups like the ACLU, have been quietly working under the...
  • Stone Buddhas and the Ten Commandments: Icons or Idols?

    04/05/2005 8:11:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Orthovox ^ | Apr 05 | Sheila Enstine
    Stone Buddhas and the Ten Commandments: Icons or Idols?   An OrthoVox Exclusive by Sheila Enstine     An icon is a flawed representation of the real thing.  An idol, on the other hand, attempts to replace the real thing.  As author Madeleine L’Engle explains, an idol is an icon of which we have false expectations.   If Afghanistan’s now-defunct Taliban government is any indication, L’Engle’s distinction is too fragile for some people to grasp. Consider the plight of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Since the fifth century, these two massive statues placidly watched over the southern-most route of the...
  • Breaking the Third Commandment

    03/01/2005 11:42:51 AM PST · by Ken Nielsen · 39 replies · 694+ views
    On Antiques Roadshow, when someone is told how much their collectible is worth, they may respond "Oh my G-d." The same for many TV shows where live interviews are covered. In these instances, the comment has no meaning, and is actually a vain use of the name of the Most High. It makes me cringe and reach for the remote to change channels, or turn the TV off when I hear these thoughtless comments. This subject be brought up, so people can be made aware of the casual use of the name of God is actually a form of cursing...
  • Ten Commandments Excerpts

    03/02/2005 8:38:03 PM PST · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 417+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | March 2, 2005 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Excerpts from Wednesday's Supreme Court arguments in Van Orden v. Perry, the Texas case, and McCreary County, Ky., v. ACLU, challenging Ten Commandments displays on government property, as recorded by the Alderson Reporting Co. Inc.: Erwin Chemerinsky, attorney for man seeking removal of the Texas display: The government may put religious symbols on its property, including the Ten Commandments, but must do so in a way that does not endorse religion or a particular religion, but does not have the purpose of advancing religion, but does not favor any particular religion. Justice Antonin Scalia: Mr. Chemerinsky, I suppose that opening...