The 10 Commandments

While we were in Austin, Jonathan and I toured the State Capitol.  We walked around the grounds, where they host the only remaining statue of the Ten Commandments.  (It was erected in 1961 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Texas.)

It was the topic of much controversy in 2005 when the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to keep the Austin display.  The monument, according to a Christian Science Monitor article, “did not amount to an unconstitutional government promotion of religion.” It was deemed more of a historical exhibit rather than that of “impermissible proselytizing.”  And so it was allowed to stay, which was fun to see.

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~ by Serena on September 10, 2010.

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