Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Ten Commandments - #2718 - Update: Virginia School Reverses Ban on Students 'Ten Commandments' - The Blaze

A recent decision by Giles County, Va., school administrators to remove framed copies of the Ten Commandments from its hallways prompted a number of students to tape up copies of the religious laws on their individual lockers in protest. In nearby Floyd County, students posted the Commandments as a sign of solidarity until their own school administrators banned the practice. The Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit “litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom,” reports: On February 23, Jacob Agee and other students who are members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes posted copies of the Ten Commandments on their assigned lockers. Very quickly thereafter, Principal Barry Hollandsworth and Assistant Principal Tony Deibler removed each copy. Liberty Counsel then sent a letter to the Floyd County High School administration, requesting the reversal of their censorship of religious material posted by school students on the face of the students’ lockers. Liberty Counsel gave school officials two weeks to reverse course or face a federal lawsuit.  Read more........

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