Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $33,135
Woo hoo!! And the first 37% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: tencommandments

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • (Christmas & Holiday) Decoration debate: Vague laws put municipalities in awkward position

    01/12/2009 6:56:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 848+ views
    northjersey ^ | 12.25.08 | ASHLEY KINDERGAN
    Nativity scenes made of real straw. Wise Men 2 feet tall. Menorahs bigger than a human being.   Holiday display in Teaneck. In many North Jersey municipalities, those sacred symbols can be found at the same place people get dog licenses, pay taxes and apply for building permits — town hall.  The display of religious items on public property has long been a charged discussion in American communities, and the case law governing holiday displays is still murky enough to confound local governments trying to create a festive atmosphere for residents.* Fair Lawn for years just lit a holiday tree....
  • The creation basis for morality

    11/20/2008 9:35:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies · 474+ views
    CEH ^ | Steve Cardno
    News bulletins every day abound with stories of moral unrest somewhere in the world. The Columbine high-school massacre in America a few years ago focused world attention on a once-average community which suffered the outrage of brutal murders. The atrocities that resulted in the deaths of thousands in the World Trade Center terrorist acts brought to light how wicked human beings can be towards one another. Society’s laws are being violated at an ever-increasing rate, as evidenced by the rapid expansion of police forces and proliferation of all manner of ‘security’ devices and services to protect life and property. Clearly,...
  • High Court Considers Fight Over Display of 'Seven Aphorisms'

    11/12/2008 1:22:38 PM PST · by steve-b · 32 replies · 1,245+ views
    Washington Pest ^ | 11/12/08 | Jerry Markon
    The way Summum tells it, when Moses first came down from Mount Sinai, he didn't have the Ten Commandments in his hand: He was holding the Seven Aphorisms. The Aphorisms are the guiding principles of Summum, a religious organization that operates from a pyramid in Salt Lake City and practices mummification. They are so important to Summum that the group's founder, Summum "Corky" Ra, asked that they be displayed in a public park in Pleasant Grove, Utah, near a Ten Commandments monument. The city said no, triggering a court fight that today wound up before the Supreme Court. The justices...
  • The New York Times’ Anti-Religion Agenda

    11/12/2008 12:45:31 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | November 12, 2008 | Don Feder
    In its relentless drive to secularize our society, The New York Times continues to distort the First Amendment. An editorial in today’s paper notes that the Supreme Court is hearing arguments involving Pleasant Grove City, Utah, which has a Ten Commandments monument in a public park but refuses to allow a cult called Summum to erect its own memorial. Because the City “elevated one religion, traditional Christianity, over another, Summum,” it violated the First Amendment’s prohibition against an Establishment of Religion, The Times maintains. “The founders regarded this sort of religious preference as so odious that they included a specific...
  • Six out of ten isn't bad, is it?

    11/06/2008 10:01:51 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 9 replies · 1,229+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/6/'08 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    I took one look at the semi-circle of lost souls and wondered what my chances were of getting anything across to them. But I had already planned my attack. I turned without a word and wrote across the chalkboard: It's okay to steal as long as you don't hurt anyone.
  • Cost of fighting for Ten Commandments: $10,000

    06/29/2008 3:35:43 AM PDT · by Man50D · 3 replies · 190+ views ^ | June 28, 2008
    A little more than four years ago, Brandi Swindell, Bryan Fischer and a group called Generation Life hoped to stop the city council of Boise, Idaho, from removing a Ten Commandments monument that had stood in a city park since 1965. The city council accepted no public input into its decision, so Generation Life was compelled to file a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order on the city's action. Generation Life lost that case, and even though they later took another suit to the Idaho Supreme Court, winning the right to have the citizens of Boise vote on the monument's...
  • Decalogues everywhere, with thanks to the ACLU!

    06/07/2008 3:29:01 AM PDT · by Man50D · 4 replies · 103+ views ^ | June 07, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Thousands of stone Ten Commandments monuments on highly visible properties in communities across the nation, millions of smaller plaques in Christian and Jewish homes, and a massive bronze showing the biblical image of Moses holding the stones on which God wrote… The target of the ACLU? Nope. Thanks to the ACLU! Joe Worthing, the executive director for Project Moses, says his organization, only a few years old, is well on its way to reaching many of its goals of placing Ten Commandments monuments all over the nation, and it's because of a complaint from the ACLU. The ministry was launched...

    05/17/2008 6:03:33 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 1 replies · 160+ views
    email | UNKNOWN | UNKNOWN
    THREE THINGS TO PONDER 1. Cows 2. The Constitution 3. The Ten Commandments 1. COWS - Isn't it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the State of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million plus illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow. 2. THE CONSTITUTION - They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just...
  • The Catholic Church Changed The Ten Commandments?

    04/30/2008 7:47:49 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 177 replies · 1,149+ views
    Fisheaters | n/a | n/a
    Some Protestants accuse the Catholic Church of having dropped one of the 10 Commandments. "You're idolators! You worship statues! And because you do, your Church dropped the commandment against graven images!" The truth, of course, is that the Catholic Church did not and could not change the Ten Commandments. Latin Catholics and Protestants simply list them differently. It is incredible that such a pernicious lie could be so easily spread and believed, especially since the truth could easily be determined by just looking into the matter. But the rumor lives. Now, below are the ways in which Protestants and Roman...
  • Court Agrees to Take Free Speech Case

    03/31/2008 7:30:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 391+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/31/8 | PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a free speech case in which a church wants to place a religious monument in a park. Officials in Pleasant Grove City, Utah, asked the court to step into the lawsuit brought by the religious group known as Summum, saying that if the group prevails, governments would be inundated with demands to display donated monuments. The dispute stems from Pleasant Grove City's refusal to allow the display of a "Seven Aphorisms of Summum" monument in the same park that is the home for a Ten Commandments monument donated by the Fraternal Order of...
  • Court to rule on city park's religious monument [SCOTUS Ping]

    03/31/2008 1:18:15 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 13 replies · 367+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/08 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether a religious group must be allowed to put its monument in a city park near a similar Ten Commandments display. The justices agreed to hear an appeal by the city, Pleasant Grove in Utah, arguing that a lower-court ruling for the religious group could affect whether cities around the nation must display privately donated monuments on public property. The Summun religious group, founded in Salt Lake City in 1975, sought to erect a monument to the tenets of its faith, called the "Seven Aphorisms," in a...
  • 9th Circuit Court Upholds Ten Commandments

    03/27/2008 5:43:12 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 52 replies · 1,384+ views
    Reuters ^ | 26-Mar-08 | Amanda Beck
    A nearly 50-year-old monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments does not violate the Constitution just because it sits nearly alone on public grounds in a Washington city, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The division between church and state is a core principle of American democracy, but courts have long struggled to find exactly where the dividing line falls. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cited precedent rulings in this latest case, which involves a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) granite monument near the Old City Hall in Everett, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle. The court found that the...
  • Bloomington bans Bible, but welcomes Buddha

    10/19/2007 3:35:41 AM PDT · by Man50D · 30 replies · 119+ views ^ | October 19, 2007
    Buddha is welcome but the Bible is banned at the Bloomington, Ind., city hall after officials booted a display of the Ten Commandments erected by Christians wanting equal treatment with the Far East religion promoted by the Dalai Lama. A WND request for comment from Mayor Mark Kruzan wasn't immediately returned but a team of Christians upset over the promotion of Buddhism told WND they are seeking legal advice about their next step. The dispute arose over a display of religious statues of Buddha and other items, including religious cloth paintings, erected in the Bloomington City Hall to coincide with...
  • Survey: More Americans know Big Mac ingredients than Ten Commandments

    10/08/2007 10:09:44 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 330+ views
    Catholic News Service/USCCB ^ | 10.03.07 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Quick. Name each of the Ten Commandments. OK. Now name the ingredients in a Big Mac hamburger sold at McDonald's. According to a new survey, the Big Mac wins the memory contest. In truth, the Big Mac has advantages. There are only seven ingredients to remember, and they have a catchy jingle behind them. McDonald's Corp. has poured enough money into commercials that the decades-old jingle remains familiar today. The survey of 1,000 Americans, by Kelton Research, was undertaken to help promote the new animated movie "The Ten Commandments," which will open on 700 screens nationwide Oct....
  • Survey: More Americans know Big Mac ingredients than Ten Commandments

    10/04/2007 1:38:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 472+ views
    CNS ^ | October 4, 2007 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Quick. Name each of the Ten Commandments. OK. Now name the ingredients in a Big Mac hamburger sold at McDonald's. According to a new survey, the Big Mac wins the memory contest. In truth, the Big Mac has advantages. There are only seven ingredients to remember, and they have a catchy jingle behind them. McDonald's Corp. has poured enough money into commercials that the decades-old jingle remains familiar today. The survey of 1,000 Americans, by Kelton Research, was undertaken to help promote the new animated movie "The Ten Commandments," which will open on 700 screens nationwide Oct....
  • Ky. Ten Commandments Display Upheld

    09/20/2007 10:39:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 221+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/20/7 | SAMIRA JAFARI, Associated Press Writer
    Pikeville, Ky. (AP) -- A display of the Ten Commandments at an eastern Kentucky courthouse does not violate the Constitution, but a lawsuit challenging a similar display in another county can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. The Ten Commandments display at the Rowan County Fiscal Court, part of an exhibit on the foundations of American law and government, "does not have the effect of endorsing religion," U.S. District Judge Karl Forester said in a ruling released Wednesday. Earlier this month, Forester refused to dismiss a similar suit in Garrard County, saying that "a reasonable person would conclude that the...
  • The Decalogue, dangerous? Advice for a society that cringes at commandments

    08/19/2007 12:26:03 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 14 replies · 509+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09:09 AM CDT on Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Rod Dreher
    The Decalogue, dangerous? The commandments certainly are regarded as hazardous by the Irritable-American community, which successfully petitions the courts to banish them from public life. At least these stalwart secularists give the Decalogue its due; most of us admire the Ten Commandments just enough to avoid taking them seriously. If we grasped how radical they truly are, we'd find them an offensive stumbling block to us middle-class moderns, who live in a rebellious age characterized by sociologist Daniel Bell as "the rejection of a revealed order, or natural order, and the substitution of the ego, the self, as the lodestar...
  • Military Base Given 'Piece of History'

    07/30/2007 2:38:31 AM PDT · by freema · 7 replies · 643+ views
    WNCT ^ | July 29, 2007 | Tom Brockman
    Church members in one city in the east got a bit of a surprise Sunday morning. Their church was literally given a piece of history. Sunday morning at the Protestant Chapel aboard Camp Lejeune, a historic copy of the Ten Commandments was donated to the base. It survived the holocaust; it also survived the past 200 years.
  • Reflections of the Two Tablets

    07/26/2007 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 3 replies · 184+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 7/26/'07 | David Klinghoffer
    With Judaism in the cultural spotlight, we may wonder if the present condition of Jewish belief is able to meet the challenge of this attention. Perhaps it’s time for a second look at the touchstone of our faith, the Ten Commandments, which our Torah reading of Va’eschanan conveniently recounts [Deut.5:6-18]. For evidence that Judaism is on many American minds, you only have to check out the bestseller lists. A series of atheist tracts, displaying an especially venomous distaste for Israel’s God, have sold a million copies (according to The Wall Street Journal.) Not all the attention is negative. In Seattle,...
  • 'Top 10 Catholic parenting tips found in the 10 Commandments' - Top Home and Family story, 2006

    03/11/2007 7:53:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 456+ views ^ | 2006 | Mary Carty
    'Top 10 Catholic parenting tips found in the 10 Commandments' - Top Home and Family story of 2006 By Mary Carty7/7/2006 Catholic Online ( Online) – Parents play a crucial role as lead characters in their children’s real-life video, teaching by the words they choose, the actions they take, the expressions on their faces, the time they spend with family and the tone of voice they use. PARENTS PRESENT FOR CHILD’S BAPTISM – Deacon George Reich baptizes Christopher Jack Guarnieri in the presence of parents Patricia and Thomas Guarnieri at St. John Nepomucene Church in Bohemia, N.Y., in 2004....
  • The Catholic Church Changed The Ten Commandments?

    03/11/2007 7:28:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies · 1,213+ views ^ | not given | Fisheaters
    The Catholic Church Changed The Ten Commandments?    Real Audio Lessons on this Topic Commandment 1Commandments 2-3Commandment 4, 6, & 9Commandments 5, 7, 8, 10 Some Protestants accuse the Catholic Church of having dropped one of the 10 Commandments. "You're idolators! You worship statues! And because you do, your Church dropped the commandment against graven images!" The truth, of course, is that the Catholic Church did not and could not change the Ten Commandments. Latin Catholics and Protestants simply list them differently. It is incredible that such a pernicious lie could be so easily spread and believed, especially since the...
  • The Truth Will Find You Ouch! (Chuck Norris On Truth In Public And Personal Life Alert)

    02/19/2007 2:58:16 AM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 1,610+ views ^ | 02/18/2007 | Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris The truth will find you ouch I was not surprised to read this past week, WND's report about a rural pastor who discovered documents in the Smithsonian Institution's files that reveal a possible cover-up in identifying Ten Commandments displays in the U.S. Supreme Court. Is anyone shocked anymore to discover when one conceals the truth? It has become a normal way of life. Lying isn't the problem – getting caught is. But hasn't history (ours and others) taught us anything about the fact that lies will eventually be revealed and the truth will ultimately triumph? Pick a decade!...
  • Ten Commandments 'cover-up' revealed at Supreme Court

    02/13/2007 1:25:37 PM PST · by SeasideSparrow · 27 replies · 1,124+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 13, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    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 and gives evidence of that heritage. "I'm not a conspirator," Todd DuBord, senior pastor of the Lake Almanor Community Church, wrote in a new request to the high court to correct its information. "I must admit, however, that my recent research on the U.S. Supreme Court is making me think that cover-up might be more than make-up." He's been advocating...
  • 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 and gives evidence of that heritage. "I'm not a conspirator," Todd DuBord, senior pastor of the Lake Almanor Community Church, wrote...
  • Supreme Ignorance: ACLU’s Empty Establishment Claims (This is a serious hit piece)

    02/10/2007 11:06:31 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 38 replies · 1,465+ views
    The Federalist ^ | Feb 10, 2007 | Paul Madison
    The American Civil Liberties Union again is suing under the twisted rational the fourteenth amendment somehow disables local government from displaying anything remotely religious in nature. The latest victim targeted by the ACLU is the rural Florida county of Dixie, which has a Ten Commandments monument at the steps of its courthouse.The lawsuit says the monument violates the First and 14th Amendments because it is not part of a historical display and because the uniquely Christian message of the Ten Commandments on a government building could intimidate people with different religious beliefs.Well I’d say if anyone finds any community...
  • 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...
  • Boy Scouts plan uncommon hike to celebrate scouting's 97th birthday

    01/25/2007 7:51:39 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 281+ views
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 01/25/2007 | anon
    Boy Scouts plan uncommon hike to celebrate scouting's 97th birthday 01/25/2007 Midland Reporter-Telegram Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to church they'll go. On Feb. 3, Boy Scout Pack 84 and Troop 84 will set off on an unlikely hike to celebrate scouting's 97th birthday. That's when they'll set off on a nearly two-mile hike with stops at six Midland churches. And at each, clergy will teach the boys about one or two of the Ten Commandments. "They are going to spend five minutes or less on each commandment," Brad Connel, field director of Boy Scouts of America, Buffalo Trail...
  • America's Code Of Slience (Chuck Norris: Its Time To Bring The Ten Commandments Back Alert)

    11/20/2006 3:26:50 AM PST · by goldstategop · 48 replies · 1,701+ views ^ | 11/20/2006 | Chuck Norris
    Don't Speak About Religion And Politics?Over the past couple of years there has been much debate over the civil display of religious inscriptions, like the Ten Commandments (also called the Decalogue). I was shocked to read this past week Bob Unruh's exclusives on WND about how the U.S. Supreme Court is even now silencing the truths about the Commandments in its own building. People often say to stay clear of discussing religion and politics. True patriots don't do that. That is why I will address both in this article. Revolutionary Thought about the DecalogueI've learned some things recently about the...
  • Ten Commandments stunner: Ten Commandments stunner: Feds lying at Supreme Court

    11/13/2006 10:57:02 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 199 replies · 4,353+ views ^ | November 14, 2006 | Bob Unruh
    FAITH UNDER FIRE Ten Commandments stunner: Feds lying at Supreme Court Government tells modern visitors it's Bill of Rights being honored Every argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and every opinion the judges deliver comes in the presence of the Ten Commandments, God's law given to Moses on a fire-scorched mountain, and now represented for the United States in the very artwork embedded in the high court structure. In today's world of revisionist history, the proof comes through the work of a California pastor who visited the Supreme Court building recently when he was in Washington and was surprised that...
  • 'Thou shalt not kill' removed from wall in Rotterdam (because of complaints by muslims)

    11/05/2004 3:40:17 PM PST · by knighthawk · 22 replies · 2,706+ views
    De Telegraaf ^ | November 04 2004
    ROTTERDAM - Police in Rotterdam removed this Wednesday a commandment from the Bible, 'Thou shalt not kill', from a wall in Rotterdam-North. A 52 year old man who tried to stop the police and the cleaners, was arrested. He was given a fine. A police-spokesman claimed Thursdag that the removal of the texts fits in the national instructions given to police-officers to be on alert on all possible signals of unrests or provocation. "On Wednesday evening we were told there was a text on a wall right next to a mosque in the Insulindestreet. There was already an attempt to...
  • Judge allows Ten Commandments monument

    08/18/2006 5:08:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 860+ views
    Judge allows Ten Commandments monument By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press Writer 10 minutes ago 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 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. The county argued that the monument outside the Stigler courthouse was part of a historical display that included other monuments recognizing war veterans,...
  • Thou Shalt Slaughter: Hitler Wrote His Own Bible Commandments

    08/12/2006 5:22:15 PM PDT · by Zack Nguyen · 30 replies · 1,320+ views
    The Daily Record ^ | August 8, 2006 | Mark Ellis
    A BIBLE featuring Adolf Hitler's version of the Ten Commandments has been discovered. The dictator ordered the book rewritten to remove all references to lews. In the Nazi bible, found in a German church, the regime who stole, murdered and plundered their way across Europe scrapped the likes of Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal and Thou shalt not covet your neighbour's wife. And Hitler got his theorists to alter the Commandments - and add two more - in a bid to further the Aryan ideal for the book Germans With God. New "Commandments" included Honour your Fuhrer...
  • Commandments advocate indicted

    08/10/2006 7:34:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | 8/10/6
    DAYTON, Tenn. — June Griffin, an advocate of Ten Commandments displays, the Bill of Rights and a frequent political candidate, was indicted on civil rights, Records show Griffin, most recently an unsuccessful GOP congressional candidate, was charged Monday with civil rights intimidation, harassment, theft of property valued at less than $500 and vandalism. An arraignment was set for Friday. Griffin said in a telephone interview that she took the flag because public officials refused to act on her requests to restrict displays of flags to "only American flags in this county because of all the confusion that has come in...
  • The Hitler Bible

    08/09/2006 10:00:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies · 2,728+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2006 | Joseph Crowley
    The U.K. Daily Mirror is not the first paper most think of when it comes to serious breaking news. But the Mirror was the first to break the story of Adolf Hitler doing a little editing of the Bible so he could use the power of the religion he hated to his further his maniacal cause. It’s said that approximately 100,000 Third Reich Bibles were actually published and distributed to thousands of churches in 1941.It’s believed this particular copy, discovered in church offices in Hamburg, is one of the few if not the sole surviving “Deutsch mit Gott – Germans...
  • Judge Roy Moore debuts as columnist ( for WorldNetdaily)

    07/26/2006 10:07:55 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 8 replies · 363+ views ^ | 07/26/2006
    Judge Roy Moore debuts as columnist Newssite welcomes man who staunchly defended Ten Commandments -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 26, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Judge Roy Moore, the former Alabama chief justice who was ousted from office after battling for the right to display the Ten Commandments in the state courthouse, debuts today as an exclusive columnists for WorldNetDaily. "We are deeply honored to welcome Judge Moore to WorldNetDaily," said WND Editor Joseph Farah. "He has shown the nation he is a rarity in public service – a man of principle who's not afraid to acknowledge God and defend...
  • Woman 'turned the other cheek' in theft

    07/01/2006 6:00:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 434+ views
    AP ^ | 7/1/6
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A woman says she forgives two men who took a concrete replica of the Ten Commandments from her yard. Sharon Bennett said she won't press charges. "The victim turned the other cheek and did not want to prosecute," Detective Maj. Jim Gage said Friday. Bennett noticed the 3-foot-tall marker missing from her yard Wednesday. Detectives received a tip late Thursday, located the suspects at an apartment complex and notified Bennett. Bennett said she did not want to press charges but wanted to meet the young men. She and her husband, David, talked with them Friday at...
  • Historic Victory for 10 Commandments on Capitol Hill; D.C. Backs Off Assault on 1st Amendment

    06/28/2006 8:14:39 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 59 replies · 2,299+ views
    US Newswire ^ | 6/28/06
    WASHINGTON, June 28 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In a stunning reversal, the Government of the District of Columbia has reversed its order to remove the Ten Commandments from the front garden of the Faith and Action ministry house across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court, the group said today. Failure to comply subjected Faith and Action to $300 a day fines and possible forced sale of the property. Rev. Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), an occupant of Faith and Action's clergy residence at 109 2nd St., N.E., in Washington, D.C. said, "We were shocked at how quickly the DC Government agreed...
  • Ten Commandments Fight Takes Hold in Courts Backyard

    06/07/2006 7:56:09 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 25 replies · 635+ views ^ | Jun 5, 2006 7:00 AM (2 days ago) | Michael Neibauer, The Examiner
    WASHINGTON - It will be a short stroll for Faith and Action if the evangelical Christian organization is forced into a legal battle over its efforts to display an 850-pound granite Ten Commandments monument in its front garden. After all, its Capitol Hill ministry is all of 30 feet from the U.S. Supreme Court. “We would love to discuss this in front of the nine justices,” said the Rev. Rob Schenck, Faith and Action president. “Our legal team is prepared to take this all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary,” he said. ... Click here to read the...
  • [Louisiana House] Panel edits Ten Commandments

    06/07/2006 7:50:27 AM PDT · by Thrusher · 37 replies · 726+ views
    Baton Rouge Morning Advocate ^ | Jun 7, 2006 | Marsha Shuler
    A House panel decided Tuesday to do a little editing on the Ten Commandments. Lawmakers made the alterations as they debated which version of the ancient biblical law — Protestant, Catholic or Jewish — should be embodied in a proposed state law. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee then advanced Senate Bill 476 to the full House. The bill would allow the display of the Ten Commandments, along with other documents of religious historical significance, in government buildings. The wording of the bill is designed to comply with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding the separation of government and religion....
  • Commandments monument not a concern

    06/05/2006 11:52:05 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 312+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6-5-06 | Amy Doolittle
    Most residents and visitors on Capitol Hill yesterday said they do not object to the display of the Ten Commandments outside a house just steps from the Supreme Court building, despite the District's ruling that a permit is needed. "I'm an atheist, and I don't agree with their message, but as long as it's on private property, they can do what they want," said resident Justin Cohen, 21. "As long as it's not going to be endorsed by the government, it's OK." Faith and Action, an evangelical group run by Christian activist Rob Schenck, displayed the 850-pound stone monument Saturday...
  • Shavuot and Matan Torah

    06/01/2006 9:14:59 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 3 replies · 147+ views ^ | Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
    When the Torah wishes to inform us of the 'historical' reason for a holiday, it certainly knows how to do so. Take for example the two other pilgrimage holidays - Chag HaMatzot and Succot. Even though these holidays are also presented from their 'agricultural' perspective (see Shmot 23:14-17), the Torah informs us of their historical perspectives as well (see Shmot 12:17, 13:3 etc. and Vayikra 23:42-43). Therefore, it is simply baffling that the Torah presents Shavuot only from its agricultural aspect, without mentioning even a word about its connection to events of Matan Torah! In this week's shiur, we attempt...

    05/29/2006 2:49:06 PM PDT · by carolgr · 29 replies · 935+ views
    The Ten Commandments are radical in the sense that they are at odds with the world in which we live. The ACLU and other special interest groups have gone to court in an effort to have the Commandments sliced from public places. Do we now consider God’s laws as antiquated, unimportant and just too restricting? Are Christians weak today with so little faith that they fall victim to confusing, conjured and fictitious Hollywood movies like The Da Vinci Code? Consider the loose ideology of any liberal person who demonstrates their rejection of God’s word by fighting to eliminate the Ten...
  • 'So Help Me God' The "Ten Commandments Judge" battles to become Alabama's governor.

    05/27/2006 7:58:41 AM PDT · by ECM · 48 replies · 791+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2006 | KYLE WINGFIELD
    MONTGOMERY, Ala.--Most politicians would kill for--or spend millions of dollars to acquire--the name recognition Roy Moore has in Alabama. Not necessarily the kind of name recognition, mind you. Just the level. That's because here, and across the country, he's known not just as Roy Moore, but as "Roy Moore, Ten Commandments Judge"--the Southern Baptist-cum-chief justice of Alabama who defied a federal court order to remove his 2 1/2-ton monument to the Commandments from the state courthouse, and lost his job as a result. It's a moniker that wins him automatic support in some quarters, and deafens ears before he even...
  • Reason Disputed For Monument

    05/03/2006 12:58:40 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 28 replies · 793+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 05-03-06 | Sheila K. Stogsdill
    Reason disputed for monument By Sheila K. Stogsdill The Oklahoman MUSKOGEE - A Stigler resident testified Tuesday that religion in the form of a Ten Commandments monument has no business on government property. "The Ten Commandments have nothing to do with our law," said Sharon Nichols, an American Civil Liberties Union member and self-described naturalist. "The Ten Commandments is a historical document with limited significance to Haskell County." Nichols said she was offended by the monument, erected on the Haskell County Courthouse lawn, because she is not a Christian. She also testified she was offended by the words "In God...
  • Ten Commandments Display Going to Trial

    04/29/2006 6:03:41 PM PDT · by sirchtruth · 5 replies · 321+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Apr 29, 2006 | KELLY KURT
    STIGLER, Okla. - The 8-foot granite slab planted in the Haskell County courthouse lawn makes the Ten Commandments easy to read and hard to miss from the state highway that doubles as this town's main thoroughfare. The monument, erected with private money in 2004 with the county's approval, doesn't stop traffic and courthouse visitors on a recent morning barely gave it a glance.
  • Was Moses Jewish? Not On ABC (a new Moses, ethnically and religiously cleansed)

    04/17/2006 5:54:15 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 75 replies · 2,116+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Saturday, April 15, 2006 | Jack Engelhard
    In this ABC made-for-TV production of "The Ten Commandments" we have a new Moses, ethnically and religiously cleansed. As played by Dougray Scott, Moses has been homogenized, pasteurized, sanitized, and dry-cleaned so as not to offend any race, religion, or creed. This Moses is not Hebrew, and in fact he's not anything but multi-cultural. Along both parts of this series that ran Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11, the word "Hebrew" never came up, neither attached to him or to his people, yes, the Hebrews. The best this fat-free, low-calorie script could do was refer to Moses as a...
  • Riley builds big lead over (Roy) Moore

    04/16/2006 6:12:24 AM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 30 replies · 599+ views
    Mobile Press-Register ^ | 4/16/06 | Bill Barrow
    Poll: Riley builds big lead over Moore Sunday, April 16, 2006 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- Gov. Bob Riley has stormed to a 44-point lead over challenger Roy Moore in the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to a new statewide survey. The Press-Register/University of South Alabama poll showed Riley with 64 percent support of self-identified Republican primary voters. Moore, the ousted Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, had 20 percent. The findings indicate that the Republican contest is becoming a cakewalk for the incumbent with seven weeks left until the June 6 vote. "These poll results suggest...
  • ABC's New Ten Commandments

    04/11/2006 11:26:46 AM PDT · by RainMan · 15 replies · 481+ views
    Dougray Scott, currently the star of NBC's Heist and most famous as the villain of Mission: Impossible 2, trots out much scowling anger and sulking angst in the lead role. This is Method Moses. Tonight, back from his conference with the burning bush and heading toward Egypt, he stumbles over a rock and mutters, "You'd think if this is what He wanted He'd make the going a little easier." Tomorrow, he furrows his brow and frets, " 'I am who I am.' What does that mean? Why give me a riddle to solve?" And while he struggles with his faith,...
  • New 'Ten Commandments' Makes Moses All Too Human

    04/10/2006 8:10:41 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 23 replies · 802+ views ^ | John Crook
    "I was really impressed with [DeMille's version] when I saw it as a young boy, because it was such a wonderful cinematic extravaganza ... Just because there has been this huge, colossal canvas painted with one man's vision doesn't mean we can't retell it."
  • New 'Ten Commandments' Makes Moses All Too Human

    04/10/2006 7:18:20 AM PDT · by Watershed · 107 replies · 2,457+ views
    Zap2it ^ | April 10, 2006 | John Crook
    Director Robert Dornhelm is painfully aware that there may be a large audience out there eagerly waiting to hate his new version of "The Ten Commandments," premiering Monday and Tuesday, April 10-11, on ABC. After all, the story of Moses leading the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt has been told before, and unforgettably, by Hollywood showman Cecil B. DeMille in his ultralavish 1956 production starring Charlton Heston as Moses. Adapted from a variety of religious novels, that earlier version introduced a number of extraneous characters and story lines to the biblical account, yet a fair number of fans today regard...