Decision Coming On Display Of Commandments

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) - Judge-Executive John Wilson says Garrard County Fiscal Court is expected to decide next week what it plans to do in its quest to continue displaying the Ten Commandments at the county courthouse.

U.S. District Judge Karl Forester issued an opinion September fifth that "a reasonable person would conclude that the county's display has the effect of endorsing religion." Forester also dismissed Garrard County's motion for a summary judgment. He stopped short of ruling whether the display is unconstitutional.

Wilson declined to say what options were discussed, citing the fact that the discussion was held during executive session. Attending the meeting was Francis Manion, an attorney who is representing Garrard County in the federal case.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Gail Location: Frenchburg on Sep 27, 2007 at 09:41 AM
    When you start taking God out of every day life that is when life turns bad! If this county turns their back on the 10 commandments and they get them taken down I feel for them because raft will soon follow! God's raft is mighty haven't you seen the devastation done to louisianna and california? Think about it!
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Sep 27, 2007 at 07:27 AM
    It is time we stand up and stop letting the minority take God out of everything. This country is heading for a major downfall in the near future because God has been pushed aside and swept under the rug. It hurts me every time I hear of the 10 Commandments being taken down and I know it hurts God too. You reap what you sow and God will have the final say.
  • by mel Location: lex on Sep 27, 2007 at 05:45 AM
    Amen, VofR. Just do your job at home, set an example and teach your beliefs to your children, then set them out into the world to practice those values.
  • by Bob Location: Lexington on Sep 25, 2007 at 04:33 AM
    I am saddened also by the way we are allowing the minorty dictate to the majority, however, the 10 commandments were actually written for the Jews. Jesus said that there are only two commandments. 1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart mind and strength. 2. Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Whether or not there are words posted on a wall makes no difference, what God sees is the condition of the heart and the actions of his followers. Let's keep the main things the main things and not get caught up in foolish debates that really don't mean a thing. For those of you that are so angry about this issue, how many people have you personally witnessed to this year or how many times have you taken a shut in communion or visited a senior care facility to spend time with someone that has no family. James said "Faith without works is dead" Let's invest our energy in serving not debating.
  • by Lisa Location: Stanford on Sep 25, 2007 at 03:18 AM
    Just think, if the principles of the 10 Cammandments were followed, there would be such a reduction in over all misery. Our jails and prisons would not be over flowing. Our children could go out and playing with abandon like we did (40 ). Our belongings would stay put, our neighbors would be friends, and the few criminals that just couldn't help themselves would be dealt with swiftly and surely. So...go ahead and put the 10 Commandments away. The more you push God away, the more miserable this country will be. When you stop to think about it, all the other countries in the World that are so oppressed and miserable are the very ones that choose to chase after some other god. Yes, it is one's own choice to make...but there is a price to pay for every wrong choice one makes.
  • by Rebecca Location: Richmond on Sep 24, 2007 at 07:24 PM
    Technically speaking, our country was founded for trade purposes, not religion. Luckily though, our forefathers had the foresight to see that religious oppression (i.e. forcing one's religion on another)in England was causing a split in the government. For this reason, it was thought in our country's best interest to seperate the two to prevent religious oppression here. While I am sure the developers of our nation were more concerned about the politics taking the stage in the pulpit, and not the display of the 10 Commandments, it is only fitting that a nation built on religious freedom should be willing to post moral and spiritual codes from all of its citizens, not just a select few. While it is true that a large number of people in Garrard County are Christian, not all of its voting citizens are. Perhaps the officials in Garrard County could look into representing all of its citizens.
  • by Evelyn Location: Lexington on Sep 24, 2007 at 04:01 PM
    No one says anyone has to read the 'Ten Commandments'! What are they hurting, one could forget were they come from and just look at them as good rules to live by. John don't disappoint the people, keep the 'good rules' were people can be reminded right from wrong.
  • by Suzie on Sep 24, 2007 at 02:21 PM
    Amen Ralph! We sure have to put up with the rights of Homosexuals, why don't they have to put up with our Christian rights?
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Sep 24, 2007 at 01:10 PM
    THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED AND SETTLED BY PEOPLE THAT WERE RELIGIOUSLY OPPOSED FROM WHERE THEY CAME. I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE THAT STILL BELIEVE IN GOD HAVE LET SO FEW HAVE THE UPPER HAND. IT IS TIME WE STAND UP FOR WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT. IF THE 10 COMANDMENTS ARE PUT IN STORAGE THAN WE NEED TO PUT A LOT OF OTHER THINGS OUT OF SIGHT, SUCH AS THE IDIOTS THAT ARE CAUSING SO MUCH STINK ABOUT THEM. I BET IF IT WAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MUSLIMS OR SEX OR BEER OR ETC. WE WOULD NOT BE SO OPPOSING. YES I STILL BELIEVE IN GOD AND THE BIBLE AND NOT THE WAY IN WHICH MANKIND IS GOING
  • by Voice of Reason Location: Lexington on Sep 24, 2007 at 12:06 PM
    Posting the Ten Commandments will not keep people from doing things they shouldn't do or improve morals of anyone. Parents are responsible for morals in the children they bring into this world. People don't take heed to what they read. If they did we wouldn't have people speeding, people running red lights and stop signs, people keeping their cars running while they fill the gas tank and so on. Just because it is written and in plain sight doesn't mean people will obey it, not matter what it is. I believe in the Ten Commandments, am a church going person and try to live my life according to the Ten Commandments but I don't need to see it posted anywhere. I was taught right from wrong at a young age by my parents and grandparents; they did their job. It is not the job of the government to raise your family.

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