Saturday, April 13, 2013

KY School Dumps Ten Commandments as Atheist Demand

Within days after receiving a threat from the Wisconsin-based Freedom Free Religion Foundation, Breathitt County, Kentucky removed Ten Commandments displays from every school in the K-12 district.  Residents complain that the school officials were too quick to acquiesce to the atheists, and failed to receive public input.

For background, read Atheists Sue: No Ten Commandments on Church Land (too close to school) and also read School Compromises with ACLU for Ten Commandments Display

In addition, read ACLU Loses as Federal Judge Allows Ten Commandments in Ohio Display, and loses again as Federal Appeals Court Allows Ten Commandments back in Kentucky Courthouse

UPDATE 9/16/15: Baptist, ACLU Force Removal of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma Capitol

-- From "Ten Commandments Removed from Breathitt County Schools" posted at Kentucky News Network 4/12/13

The displays have been hanging in several classrooms for many years.

Kentucky Board of Education officials released a statement saying that the display of religious materials in public schools violates the U.S. Constitution. Those materials have to be part of a historical display.

Many residents are upset the displays have been removed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Breathitt schools ordered to take down copies of Ten Commandments" by Jim Warren, Lexington Herald Leader 4/12/13

The Breathitt County Public Schools' state-appointed manager has directed the district's schools to take down copies of the Ten Commandments after receiving a complaint from an organization that supports "non-religion."

Larry Hammond, named in December to run the troubled Breathitt County Schools, said Friday that he sent out the directive after receiving a letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation earlier in the week.

Copies of the Ten Commandments have been on display in "most rooms" at the high school and middle school and in "some elementary school rooms" in Breathitt County, according to a three-page letter from Patrick Elliott, staff attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Elliott said copies had been on display in the school system "for many years" in what he called a "flagrant violation" of the U.S. Constitution. The displays "must be removed immediately," he wrote.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism in America