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Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposes School Board's Decision to Display the 10 Commandments

Christian Headlines - Cleveland County, NC, the school board considered a plan to place the Ten Commandments in all 30 schools in the district. But before they passed off on it, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, an activist group reportedly devoted to removing religion from all public places, descended upon the idea and told them it was illegal and threatened to sue.

The policy, which is still being drafted, would place the Ten Commandments "in a prominent place at or near the main entrance to all of our campuses." Their reasoning comes from a 2001 North Carolina Law that allows schools to display such documents in a historical lens. They say the Ten Commandments can be posted because they are also documents of great historical significance.

Chris Line, an attorney for the Freedom from Religion Foundation asserted that "The case law on this is pretty clear. Nothing like this has been found in court to be legal in a school context. So, hopefully, the attorney is able to explain this to them and they will not go through with this."

Line also claimed it violated the Constitution. However, members of the School Board are contending Line’s claims. One such member, Danny Blanton, stated he disagreed with Line's assessment, stating he didn't see a problem....READ MORE

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