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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jackson County Commission Regular Session, Historical documents - 10 Commandments Issue

A continuation of the 10 Commandments Issue. Previous stories on this blog:

WAFF story - Jackson Co. commissioners to form Ten Commandments committee:  http://www.waff.com/story/26363427/jackson-co-commissioners-vote-on-ten-commandments-installation

WAAY story - Plan to put 10 Commandments on courthouse property now in taxpayers' hands  http://www.waaytv.com/appnews/plan-to-put-commandments-on-courthouse-property-now-in-taxpayers/article_4e0eb64a-2cc7-11e4-b7e3-001a4bcf6878.html

MSNBC story "...to argue that a Biblical list of commandments that begins, “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before me” is not religious seems a little silly.    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/week-god-82314

Freedom From Religion Foundation - Cease and Desist Letter, Alleges Violation of Establishment Clause 

Recent article from the American Bar Association Journal on this legal issue: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”  http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/the_establishment_clause_is_still_a_contentious_battle_among_the_justices/

Cornell Law School discussion of the issue:   http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/establishment_clause

There are three versions of the Ten Commandments in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). They are at Exodus 20:2-17, Exodus 34:12-26, and Deuteronomy 5:6-21.

Discussion about government and the Commandments at Romans 13:1-10 King James Version (New Testament)  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+13%3A1-10&version=KJV

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