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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She serves as Chairman of the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee and on the Finance Ways and Means Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Kentucky ACLU Lawsuit Dismissed in Federal Court

ACLU's Lawsuit Against The Ten Commandments In Public Schools Is Dismissed

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit that was filed by the ACLU against a school board in Harlan County in Kentucky over a display that includes the Ten Commandments.

Since 2005, the ACLU has lost serveral Ten Commandments cases.

The display hangs in several schools and in the district office. To see a picture of one of the displays that hangs above the cafeteria doors, go to www.LC.org/images/10comm_harlan_cafeteria.jpg.
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Anonymous said...

This is interesting and I'm curious to know your thoughts on the issue, Representative Lynn.

As a Christian, I find it interesting that Christians are more interested in making display of their faith instead of living their faith. No one has ever said that a Christian can't pray, read the Bible, adhere to the ten commandments in public, etc. Our constitution makes sure that religion is not used as a test for our freedoms, therefore an institution of the state cannot mandate or prefer religious beliefs. I think it's great that it was taken down.

Personally, I am a Christian who lives by the Bible. I also believe that the christian idea to spread the gospel is not meant to be done with signs hanging on walls or school mandates to pray, or whatever. If you want to pray, then pray. If you choose to adhere to the ten commandments, do so. No one will stop you. If they do, the Bible tells us in 1 Peter 3 that we are blessed to suffer for good. The greatest testimony to Christian belief according to the Bible is a Godly life, not a sign on a wall.

Thanks to the ACLU for sticking up for the rights of everyone. I hope that they never have to stick up for my rights. God knows the church in today's time probably won't.

Representative Susan Lynn said...

I've actually written about this topic quite a bit. Here are two previous posts; http://susan-lynn.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_archive.html and another; http://susan-lynn.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html.

I remember hearing a speech by Chuck Colson. He told the story of a visit he’d made to the board of directors of a large corporation for the purpose of seeking support for his Prison Fellowship ministry. In his remarks he used an example of the current assault on the Ten Commandments by various groups to illustrate how civility is lost without Godly laws and rules.

One of the men became quite irritated by Colson's pro-Christian message.

The fellow was the next to speak to the group. He spoke about the problem of the recent violence in the schools; children killing each other with guns, etc. His purpose was to solicit ideas from the group on how to effectively communicate to children that killing is wrong - to that Colson couldn’t help himself and piped up "Maybe we should write it on the walls."

the rep said...

Good one.