Judge Permanently Stops County From Displaying 10 Commandments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has permanently barred a
Kentucky county from using the Ten Commandments as part of a
"Foundations of American Law and Government" display.

U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley said the display has the
"effect of endorsing religion." McKinley's ruling upholds a
preliminary injunction issued in 2002 that resulted in county
officials taking down the Ten Commandments, but leaving the frame
on display.

The case is one of several in Kentucky involving the Ten
Commandments.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that displays inside the
McCreary and Pulaski county courthouses were unconstitutional while
the U.S. 6th District Court of Appeals said a Mercer County
Courthouse display that incorporated other historical documents was
constitutional.


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  • by Susie Location: leslie co. on Apr 6, 2008 at 10:44 AM
    I think that this is crazy, he may wish on judgement day that he had upheld his maker instead of all the terriosts,murders and every other non believing group.
  • by Joey Location: Lex on Apr 4, 2008 at 04:59 AM
    Good job, judge. Way to do you job of upholding the bill of rights.
  • by Rhonda Caudill Location: Oil Springs,KY on Apr 1, 2008 at 08:23 PM
    "But whosoever shall deny me before men,him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." Matt. 10:33~ "I know the plans I have for you,plans to prosper you and not to harm you.Plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11~ This "judge" will have to stand before God oneday for his true judgement.What is wrong with people today?How can you question God or doubt his will?If other people don't want to see it or hear it,then don't.But why should we give into your so-called rights when you are taking ours away?Since everyone is obsessed w/money so much,google what all the meanings on the one-dollar bill are.Why they are there.This is just wrong,it outrages me,I stand for God,He is my strength and my salvation."At the name of Jesus,every knee should bow..."Philippians 2:10~I pray for you people,I pray for you to God into your lives.Without Him,I am nothing.HE IS my life.Too many people take their lives for granted.I pray for God to give you peace,to come into your life.
  • by J Location: KY on Apr 1, 2008 at 12:32 PM
    It boils down to this: our country is being given away, a freedom at a time. We are in such a "politically correct" mindset that is afraid of offending anyone, that we kick aside our own customs and beliefs to accomodate others not of this country...how logical is that? When will it end? What will be next?
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Mar 31, 2008 at 09:50 PM
    We do have a say and a vote in decisions like this....when we vote for the next president of the US that will be nominating judges for the Supreme Court.
  • by JIMBO Location: BELL CO. on Mar 31, 2008 at 09:43 PM
    IF THE MUSLIM'S CAN HAVE A PLACE TO BATHE THEIR FEET IN MISHIGAN AND THIS LAW WAS UPHELD BY THE US COURTS. WHY CAN'T WE AS "AMERICANS" HAVE THE TEN COMMANDENT'S IN OUR COURT HOUSE AND SCHOOLS? BECAUSE THE MUSLIM STUDENT'S HAVE THIS FOOT BATHEING BUILT IN THE COLLAGE THEY ATTEND..
  • by tim Location: letcher,co.ky. on Mar 31, 2008 at 09:32 PM
    this the devil at work.this judge and many people will have to answer to GOD about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by nancy Location: east.,ky on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:55 PM
    nice to know that just because your a judge, you have the right to make a decision that ultimately effects everyone else. i wish these people would just crawl under a rock ahd hide from the world. i bet they wouldnt be missed if they did!
  • by pam Location: pikeville on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:43 PM
    If we would take a good look at everything going on we would know that the time is near.
  • by Sheila Location: Floyd on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:23 PM
    Ok we no longer live in the land of the free and we have no freedom of speech.The political incorrect have taken care of that for us.So i agree we need to vote on it.
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