Judge 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 in Grayson County 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.
No public money was used to set up display in the county
courthouse in Leitchfield, about 75 miles southwest of Louisville.
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while the U.S. 6th District Court of Appeals said a Mercer County Courthouse display that incorporated other historical documents was constitutional.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Apr 3, 2008 at 11:23 AM
    So, Paul, if I don't agree with "Man's Law", then I should not have to pay attention to it, abide by it, or have it rubbed in my face? Hmmm...
  • by Casey Location: southeastern ky on Apr 3, 2008 at 11:05 AM
    Every tongue will confess He is God; one day every knee will bow... Wow, I'll pray for you and others out there like you. May God Bless America
  • by J Location: KY on Apr 3, 2008 at 06:47 AM
    AMEN, Pawpaw, AMEN! Truer words have never been spoken.
  • by Paul Location: Lex on Apr 2, 2008 at 08:37 PM
    I think its very sad that intelligent people think that just the 10 commandments posted on the wall of a courthouse will make the world a better place. right is right and wrong is wrong, i don't need the commandments in my face to understand that.. I care about listening to evangelicals as much as i care about others sex lives...Its not my business and has no bearing on the way the way i should view people.. fair and impartial means leave your bibles, your torah, your koran at the door.. This is about Law.. mans law.... If you need to see these to follow them you must have a very weak character
  • by Papaw Location: East of 75, South of 64 on Apr 2, 2008 at 06:50 PM
    Something for both sides of this argument to ponder: The Supreme Court building has both mythological and religious statues and imagery. There is a statue of Moses in a group that also includes Confucius. A statue of the Three Fates weaving the thread of life is on one side of the main entrance to the building. If you can acknowledge Moses as a historical lawgiver at the highest court in the land, why not display the Commandments at a county courthouse? If Wow thinks religion is a myth, then the Commandments are just as mythical as the Fates, and should be on display. Now, here are some words of advice for both sides: Those professed Christians (ie. saved and ladybug)who have condemned the judge to Hell need to realize that they ought to live their lives as examples and stop playing God. WOW, if you want to be taken seriously, proofread your posts before submitting. Your errors make me think you're a snotnosed punk resentful of mom and dad taking you to church.
  • by Larry Location: Richmond Ky on Apr 2, 2008 at 05:07 PM
    oh lord have mercy on you wow from richmond, one of this day you will be sorry for not turning your life over to the God, I know their is God and the son and the holy ghost. i have felt his presence many time. I have seen the vision too. You best not ever call us a nut for when you do. God will hear you say that and you will answer for it somewhere down the road. You best watch out he is alive an he is coming back for us too.
  • by me Location: here on Apr 2, 2008 at 11:10 AM
    I would rather live my life thinking there is a god and die to find there is not than to live as there is not to die and find that there is....I will be praying for you reguardless if you believe or not. God have mercy on this country.
  • by LOL Location: Ky on Apr 2, 2008 at 08:14 AM
    Hey Wow...you believe in your myths and I'll believe in mine and we will see which one is surprised come judgement day...LOL! Spout your drivel all you want, insult people every chance you get, we cannot sway you, but someone else will when the time comes. My guess is that you will be in "good" company. We that believe have something to look forward to, you have my pity that you don't. Regardless of what you say on here, you are to be pitied. So, keep on and the people that know better will in turn sit back and let you rant while shaking their heads in pity. God Bless!
  • by V Location: STANTON on Apr 2, 2008 at 06:58 AM
    IT'S DECISIONS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE PEOPLE ASK "AND THEY WONDER WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WORLD TODAY?"
  • by susie Location: pike county on Apr 2, 2008 at 02:59 AM
    I bet an atheist would be allowed to post something on the courthouse walls.

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