Yawn

This just doesn’t do much for me.

Legislators have proposed a bill that could allow the Barrow County display of the Ten Commandments to return to the county courthouse.

House Bill 941, sponsored by state Reps. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, and Terry England, R-Auburn, would permit counties to display historical documents on public property. The bill, also co-sponsored by state Rep. Timothy Bearden, R-Villa Rica, was pre-filed this month before the General Assembly session that will reopen in January.

6 comments

  1. Bill Simon says:

    Hey, Afghanistan had the Taliban posting religious sayings and edicts all over the country…what’s wrong with doing the same thing here in Georgia?

    You know, there’s just not enough challenge in serving as a legislator when you have folks who spend their time preparing laws like this, or people like Earl Ehrhart worrying about changing the name of Sanford Stadium.

  2. Chris says:

    I’m not sure how a state law would trump the inevitable establishment clause challenge the ACLU would file. Sounds like political pandering to me – and the tax payers have to pick up the legal tab.

    And I think its time to add the Taliban to Godwin’s law.

  3. Karla Stuckey says:

    And a state or local government posting the ten commandments is the establishment of a state religion?

  4. Ben King says:

    Didn’t the SCOTUS ruling allow “historical” documents anyway? Wasn’t the problem in the intent of the display?

    And, honestly, are we supposed to believe that people want the Ten Commandments displayed because they are “historical”? Thats like saying you read Playboy for the articles. Yeah, the articles _are_ good, but thats not _why_ you are reading it.

    Karla – again, I think the SCOTUS ruled that if the posting of the Ten Commandments has the intent of encouraging religious belief, then… yes. Even if the posting doesn’t really offend me, I have a hard time logically holdng that it doesn’t promote a specific religious belief.

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