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Va. county school board sued over Ten Commandments

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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Va. county school board sued over Ten Commandments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Civil-liberties groups are suing a southwest Virginia school board for posting the Ten Commandments, contending that the display violates the Constitution's guarantee of separation of church and state.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Giles County School Board in U.S. District Court in Roanoke on behalf of an unidentified Narrows High School student and the student's parent. The lawsuit says the display unconstitutionally promotes a specific religious faith and serves no secular purpose.

It seeks to have the Ten Commandments removed from school walls and a ban on further display of the biblical documents.

After removing them during the school year, school board members voted in June to rehang the biblical texts as part of displays that include other U.S. historical documents.

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pixie92
by Platinum Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 10:55 AM

The ten commandments are not a historical document and it is about one belief. The schools should not be displaying them unless they are going to hang other views like the Wiccan rede.

mamaof2angles
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:44 AM
Actually they are historical, just like other "creeds" our high school has the 10 commandments and other religous "commandment type things hung at the school (for the record BEFORE it became a public school in the late '70s this high school was a catholic hs, so parts of the old buildings STILL have some christian things) damn hope those people dont come here we have the 10 commandments on the capital complex near the capital building


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The ten commandments are not a historical document and it is about one belief. The schools should not be displaying them unless they are going to hang other views like the Wiccan rede.


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dustinsmom1
by JENN on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM

 People need to get a damn grip, fruitless and stupid lawsuits should be banned, I'm suing!!

cammibear
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 12:06 PM
lol. The "separation of church and state" is NOT in our Constitution.

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tooptimistic
by Kelly on Sep. 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-news/2011/sep/13/sw-va-school-board-sued-over-ten-commandments-ar-1306624/

The whole story.  :)

The school says it is displayed to show its influence in American History basically. 

cammibear
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:41 PM
Ironic that it was the Freedom FROM Religion Foundation that objected to the display. Rewriting history...


Quoting tooptimistic:

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-news/2011/sep/13/sw-va-school-board-sued-over-ten-commandments-ar-1306624/


The whole story.  :)


The school says it is displayed to show its influence in American History basically. 


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