The 10 Commandments, as a collective symbol of the Christian faith, does not belong on the walls of public school buildings. That is why the Freedom from Religion Foundation is going after a PA school which is displaying the religious commands on a statue. What's more, a school in West Virginia is brazenly throwing themselves into the fray via the words of a "man of god." It appears that this concept is still a hot topic of debate among schools which must (presumably) be somewhere off the radar of metropolitan and large county district observation. Why, in these modern times, people in the United States are still debating this is just puzzling to say the least.
The fact of the matter is simple: Displaying the 10 Commandments in public schools not only comes across as the school sponsoring a religion (federally illegal), but it causes social segregation among students who are not Christian from those who are (morally disgusting in any public venue).
This whole debate needs to end. There are churches and private homes for pushing and encouraging the belief in one particular mythology, and there are public establishments intended for educating and servicing the mass public. Yes, it must be disappointing to some that not everyone shares in their belief, but that is just the way it is.
Furthermore, any student or member of the school staff who is actually Christian is probably already aware of the 10 Commandments, and their lives probably aren't altered by whether or not they see it displayed every day in the public school building in which they teach and learn.
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