Ten Commandments Lawsuit Over, For Now

The case against the Garrard County Fiscal Court over a ten commandments display is over, at least for now. A ruling in 1999 ordered the display be removed.

Court offcials complied. In January 2008, a new display was put up at the courthouse.

The judge executive there says the new display is "educational" and shows the "history" of the commandments.

The U.S. district court dismissed this lawsuit over the original display since it was removed.


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  • by Wow Location: Richmond on May 26, 2008 at 06:25 PM
    @NANCY Location: HARLAN Related to president Bush are we? To be so sure that your fairy tale could save the world Id say youd have to be his family. After all Im sure the jews and muslims would love for you to force your ways on them. Take notice all fools freedom of religion means you can practice what you wish without repercusions. WHen fools force their ways into government buildings and laws it violates others freedom. You freedom ends where everyone elses begins!
  • by BLACKSHEEP Location: EVERYWHERE on May 26, 2008 at 05:13 PM
    GO AHEAD AND TAKE THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OUT OF THE SCOOLS,COURTHOUSES, AND EVERY PUBLIC PLACES. TO THE PEOPLE WHO DONT BELIEVE IN GOD, KEEP PROTESTING TO KEEP RELIGION OUT OF OUR SCHOLLS AND PUBLIC PLACES. TODAY THE NUMBER 1 RELGION IN THE WORLD TODAY IS ????.......ISLLAM. THATS RIGHT!!.. THE VERY SAME ONES THAT WE ARE FIGHTING AGAINST IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IS NOW THE # 1. YOU FREAKS KEEP IT UP GOING AGIANST GOD AND THE HOLY BIBLE, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT WE ARE ALL READING THE KARAN. ISLAM IS SLOWLY TAKING OVER OUR WORLD AND YOU NONBELEIVERS ARENT EVEN WORRIED ABOUT IT. SO PRAISE TO ALLAH THAT WILL BE OUR NEXT MAJOR RELIGION HERE.
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on May 26, 2008 at 02:56 PM
    No, it would not, JPB, because what else is on that wall in the Surpreme Court? The South Wall Frieze includes figures of lawgivers from the BC times, and includes Menes, Hammurabi, Moses, Solomon, Lycurgus, Solon, Draco, Confucius, and Augustus. The North Wall Frieze shows lawgivers from the AD era and includes representations of Justinian, Muhammad, Charlemagne, King John of England, King Louis IX of France, Hugo Grotius, Sir William Blackstone, John Marshall, and Napoleon. That's not the Ten Commandments, it's Moses along with a bunch of other religious and secular lawgivers. Your example FAILS! Here, learn something: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/capital.asp
  • by NANCY Location: HARLAN on May 26, 2008 at 09:28 AM
    YA PUT GOD AND THE 10 COMMANDMENTS BACK IN OUR SCHOOL AND SEE HOW FAST THE GUN AND DRUGS GET OUT WE SHOULD ALL PUT GOD FIRST I SAY THEY SHOULD PUT PRAY BIBLE AND THE 10 COMMANDMENTS BACK IN ALL OUR SCHOOL AND IF SOME ONE DONT WHAT TO READ IT THEY DONT HAVE 2 AND MAY GOD HELP US ALL
  • by Aggie Location: KY on May 26, 2008 at 06:34 AM
    Here is a good article some of you might actually want to read: http://www.lc.org/radiotv/nlj/nlj1201.htm
  • by JPB Location: KY on May 26, 2008 at 06:24 AM
    Completed in 1935, Moses and the Ten Commandments occupy the central position over the Chief Justice's seat at the United States Supreme Court. Moses with the Ten Commandments occupies the same central location over the speaker's seat at the U.S. House of Representatives. In order to view the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, one must first view the Ten Commandments at the entrance to the building. I would say that was "an example" of the ten commandments hanging in a courthouse before 1950, wouldn't you?
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on May 26, 2008 at 06:17 AM
    4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. Put a little love in your heart for others, and stop trying to push your own agenda. You will never bring anyone to God by putting Commandments on a wall in the courthouse, but by loving others unconditionally as Christ loved you...you will be blessed and people will be convinced to follow Christ. So stop this nonsense about your "idol" and start using love to get your point across and you will see a much better reception of your message.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on May 26, 2008 at 06:14 AM
    Even Moses didn't take the tablets with the Ten Commandments and demand that they be put in the Temple or Courthouse. He did, however, relay to the people that we were to follow these in our lives. Putting it on a wall in your home, in the courthouse, on a billboard, etc will not make you anymore "Godly" or "Holy" unless you actually LIVE by the words on that God spoke. Apparently a LOT of people haven't read these 10 Commandments because they are violating the first one right off the bat when they put so much significance in posting these on the wall instead of living in God's Truth, they have idolized the Ten Commandments, when in the Bible there are hundreds of commandments he gave all through the Epistles which these same people violate everyday. Read 1 Corinthians 13 and tell me where you've taken this a little too far. I will quote it in another post.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on May 26, 2008 at 06:01 AM
    You know, what really cracks me up are all of the non-Christians that are sooo terrified of a piece of paper or a phrase in the pledge. Deep down, are you all afraid the Christians are right? Is that why you lash out? For GOD's sake, if you don't want to look at it, don't. If you don't want to say the pledge, don't. If this country is as free from oppressin as you say, then quit oppressing my right to see the Ten Commandments and say "Under God" if I want to.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on May 25, 2008 at 08:02 PM
    I love reading comments when it's something Biblical. Hypocrites like Falwell, Robertson, etc have convinced you that God wants you to hate other people in order to glorify Him. Those of you that believe that (and by the comments a lot of you do) are NO BETTER than the Sunni and Shiite factions killing in the name of Allah in Iraq right now. You are just like them except you haven't progressed to killing yet. But when you, a supposedly civilized people, tell others that if they don't support your religion that they should move out of your county, or stay out of the schools, or not be a part of this civilization because of their beliefs to not believe, you are worse than they are, and are no closer to going to Heaven than they are. Read your Bibles, change your ways, love other people unconditionally as Jesus did you and has commanded you to do, and try to bring people to Him through His love, not through hate. If you can't do that, you're not a follower of Jesus.
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