Many Try to Get Around Rulings that Ban the Public Display of the Decalogue

May 31, 2001

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

On May 31, 2001, The Christian Science Monitor reported that officials in Harlan County [Kentucky] have found a way around the ACLU injunction forcing them to take down copies of the Ten Commandments that were posted in public places. "They simply bundled the Commandments with other classic texts, such as the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence, and reposted them as 'historical documents.' It's just one of several recent actions that have shown how determined some in the Bible Belt are to reintroduce religious elements into public spaces...[The ACLU] asked the court to hold the Kentucky counties in contempt."