LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge will allow attorneys for two Kentucky counties to argue their motives for posting the Ten Commandments have changed.
The Courier-Journal reports that U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer B. Coffman on Monday made permanent an injunction barring McCreary and Pukaski counties from posting documents containing the commandments.
The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 2005 upheld the injunction, citing county officials statements of religious motivation.
However, the divided court left open the possibility that the counties could someday post the commandments if they could demonstrate secular motives.
Coffman is allowing the counties to argue that resolutions passed in October 2007 have "purged the taint" of past efforts to promote religion, which is unconstitutional.
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  • by SHARON Location: LEXINGTON on Aug 9, 2008 at 02:46 PM
    DO CHILDREN HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SEEING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN SCHOOL? SEEING AS HOW THEY'RE THE ONES THAT WILL BE LOOKING AT THEM, SHOULDN'T SOMEONE FIND OUT HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT IT. EVERYONE IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT HOW CHILDREN SHOULD BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON THE WORLD. HOW ABOUT MAKING THEM AWARE OF THE THINGS THAT WOULD EFFECT THEM PERSONALLY. HEAR THEIR OPINIONS.
  • by Bart McQueary Location: Harrodsburg on Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00 AM
    The reason why most Americans want more religion in government is because they think that you are talking about their religion. Could you imagine being jailed because you don't honor the Pope, or because you eat pork? How about 30 lashes for not having your baby baptized? This is what happens when you mix religion with government. The Founding Fathers were careful to exclude a specific deity or religion in any of their documents. You will find no mention of Jesus or Christianity. In fact the First Amendment flies in the face of the Ten Commandments. The Commandments say that you are to have no other God. The First Amendment says that you can worship however you want. You will also find no example of the Ten posted in any courthouses prior to the 1950s. That being the case, why didn't the early Americans post them before there was an ACLU? Because they didn't want to start down that slippery slop that they had just escaped from. REAL patriots do not mix religion with government.
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Aug 8, 2008 at 09:53 PM
    I think when you do a little research you find that the 10 Commandments are included in art work desplayed in the Supreme Court Building.
  • by Christopher 2X Location: Louisville on Aug 8, 2008 at 07:45 PM
    You better watch out or I will have my friends at the ACLU come pay a visit to your little town and lay the law down. We run this !
  • by Jesus-Follower Location: Lexington on Aug 8, 2008 at 06:54 PM
    Believe it or not, there are some REAL Christians who don't care either way whether they post them in the public square or not...I am one of them. Because Jesus is probably sitting shaking his head because that piece of paper with those commandments has been elevated to "idol" status by people who were meaning well, but took it way too far. Where they are posted doesn't matter, if we don't live by them it's all in vain anyways. You can post them on every lightpole in town and they are meaningless if you don't believe in them.
  • by Jay Location: KY on Aug 8, 2008 at 04:48 PM
    I agree with Al from London...let the people vote and that should settle it once and for all!
  • by ril Location: ky on Aug 8, 2008 at 10:02 AM
    I feel so sorry for you Lex. Jesus loves you and cares for you so much. He is waiting to have a relationship with you!
  • by ril Location: ky on Aug 8, 2008 at 06:36 AM
    The reason we "can't" is because the church has backed down. We will sure cheer for our favorite team during the NCAA but Jesus? Many believe in him and worship him but are afraid to stand up for him. The church needs to find its backbone and get together on this. We need to take back our country and return it to the Christian state it once was. They perhaps all the murder, violence and other crazyness will stop. People wonder why "God doesn't stop it all from happening" but we (as a whole) shut the door on him a long time ago. He is standing on the other side waiting to be asked back in!
  • by lex1976 Location: Lex on Aug 7, 2008 at 10:43 PM
    "We" are not for this. Not everybody in this state is a delusional fundamentalist christian trying to shove it down the throats of everybody else.
  • by hollie on Aug 7, 2008 at 11:39 AM
    how do we let them know that we, the public, are in favor of the commandments being posted? we need to band together and go show our support. the ones who don't want them on display sure can get their and get their msg heard, why can't we?
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