Ten Commandments monument to be moved to church property

Source: Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico group that erected a monument on city-owned property honoring the Ten Commandments will move it to church property.

The city of Bloomfield and the organization must move the monument after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving whether it could be displayed on public property, the Daily Times of Farmington reported .

The monument was placed on the lawn of City Hall in 2011 and was challenged a year later by the American Civil Liberties Union. Lower courts concluded it violated the U.S. Constitution’s ban on government endorsing a religion.

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a lower court that ordered its removal.

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  1. From my view it is the right thing to move 10 commandment monoment from public place. Why?

    If one religion can place his symbol of religion, others can do the same. It is impossible.

    Religion symbol should be placed on its own property. It will be wise. Prevent unjustice.

    What do you think Raffiq? Do you with me in thid case?
    All love❤️

    • Well, I leave it up to the local people (democratically). As a Swiss Muslim I do not protest when there is a Cross on top of the Swiss mountain in the Catholic part of the country. It is part of Swiss history (even if now-a-days most people do not bother).

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