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Monday, January 23, 2012

ACLU Still Attacking the Ten Commandments

No school is too small to escape the anti-religious fervor of the American Civil Liberties Union, known as the ACLU. A battle has been going on about the 10 Commandments for about a year in rural Virginia, nearly 300 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The 10 Commandments had been peacefully hanging in the public schools in Giles County for at least ten years, and then suddenly one student complained that it violated the student's First Amendment rights. The school then took down the 10 Commandments and replaced it with a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

But then the community went into action. High school students staged a protest demanding that the 10 Commandments be restored. There was a furor from the entire county. The issue went back and forth. The 10 Commandments were rehung and taken down several times. Finally, the 10 Commandments plaque was rehung along with a large collection of historic pictures and documents, including the Star Spangled Banner, the Bill of Rights, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, and the Magna Carta.

That didn't satisfy the ACLU. The issue is now before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke for a judge to decide. This case is just another reason why we need to elect a President who will nominate judges who respect America's religious heritage. I urge you to go on my website, eagleforum.org and read chapters of my book on the courts called The Supremacists. It's important for all Americans to know about the damage done to our culture and our schools by supremacist judges.

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