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On June 27, a Ten Commandments monument was installed on the Arkansas Capitol grounds amid ACLU threats to have it removed as an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
On June 28, Michael Reed resolved the issue by driving into the 6,000 pound granite monument. “It was shattered into a lot of pieces,” a spokesman for the Arkansas Secretary of State said.
Here’s My Take: In the midst of this push and shove battle, the Supreme Court handed down its own monumental decision, agreeing that a church in Missouri had been discriminated against when denied public assistance in the form of scrap tire pieces to improve playground safety.
There is a precedent for destroying the Ten Commandments. When Moses came down from the mountain and found people worshipping idols, his “anger burned, and he threw the tablets … and shattered them …”
There is less precedent for the Supreme Court ruling.
Ten Commandment placements on public property and scrap tire pieces on church playgrounds shatter the line between government and religion. Government “vouchers” for religious schools are just around the corner.