Court hears appeals in fight over Ten Commandments monument

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  • the greater truth Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 6:11 p.m.

    @Bob A. Bohey

    The constitution does not require it.

    They only thing is require is that if congress makes a law that it does not favor a particular religious organization (establishment).

    The monument obviously does not do that, in fact, congress did not even fund it or have anything to do with it. It is a local concern. The federal constitution does not govern it.

  • Ryan J Bozeman, MT
    Oct. 1, 2015 9:49 a.m.

    If the current interpretation of the first amendment is what the founding fathers had in mind, I wonder why the words "In God We Trust" were allowed to go on the dollar bill. Removing religious views/monuments from our public areas IS silencing speech. Freedom OF religion is not freedom FROM religion, and removing the religious voice from the public sphere is just as wrong as removing the voice of atheists. I would also disprove of removal of a privately funded monument to Buddha, Mohammed, Atheism, Secularism or even Satan. If the city were only allowing placement of monuments that reflected Judeo-Christian Values than I would have a problem with keeping this monument on public land, but that appears, at least given the information in this article, not to be the case.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 8:24 a.m.

    Another major discombobulation of the so called "Establishment Clause". The First Amendment doesn't mean what it has been interpreted to mean. And the Constitution says nothing about a wall of separation between government and church. This monument is no more of an establishment of religion than the memorial crosses for the fallen Highway Patrol officers.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 7:41 a.m.

    I have always thought we wear good people. Kinda rude awakening to know the lies being told. If ya don't stand for something you'll fall for any thing.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Oct. 1, 2015 7:11 a.m.

    A first grader knows the answer to this problem. The monument MUST be removed per the U.S. Constitution. The founding fathers were wise and saw it fit to protect the citizenry's freedom from religion.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Oct. 1, 2015 3:52 a.m.

    Separation of church and state! A concept that Utah needs to adopt.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 30, 2015 9:19 p.m.

    If the city's defense is successful, there are surely some Catholics there who would like to erect a monument with all the unambiguous teachings of Jesus about divorce, and the status of 2nd spouses as adulterers and adulteresses. It's very clear, its in the Bible, nobody should be offended at the words of Jesus.