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Lawsuit seeks removal of Pa. school's Ten Commandments

Published: Fri, September 14, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m.

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A nonreligious advocacy group sued today to seek removal of a 6-foot-high stone monument that contains the Ten Commandments from the grounds of a western Pennsylvania public school.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation asked a federal judge in Pittsburgh to declare as unconstitutional the display outside the front entrance of Valley High School in New Kensington.

The Madison, Wis.-based foundation said the marker serves to advance religion and the tenets of a particular faith. The lawsuit said a March letter to the school’s superintendent did not generate an official response, and that local clergy had a rally during school hours to support retaining the monument.

Calls and email messages seeking comment from New Kensington-Arnold School District officials were not immediately returned.

The lawsuit requests an injunction ordering its removal, as well as the payment of damages and legal fees.


1redeye1(5683 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I wish these arseholes would keep out of our business. Stay in Wisconsin. This group goes around causing problems. That monument has been there a long time.

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2GoPens(397 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

It's not hate speech but it has no business being on school property.

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3YSUPenguins(16 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Right GoPens, we wouldn't want kids going in to that school thinking that it's wrong to lie, kill, or steal, and hopefully none of them would honor their mothers or fathers.

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4jeepers(127 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Just another example of how the country got in the deplorable state it is in.If it was muslim it would be allowed so as not to offend the bastards. What religion does the 10 Commandments belong to? The godless people are 1 reason many of the younger generation are in trouble. Us old-timers did ok pledging allegiance, saying a short morning prayer, allowing all to pray or not. Most of the population with a conscience knows how and why we have arrived at such a negative, depressing time in our history. The "me" society is slowly eating away at our foundations. The take, take, steal more money for me philosophy has taken our jobs away,and with it our security. And sooner than we want our entire way of life will be altered in ways we can't comprehend. The lawsuit wants payment of "DAMAGES"- there you have it.$$$$$

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5Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

""The FFRF maintains a sign in the Wisconsin State Capitol during the Christmas season, which reads:
“At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail.
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.
There is only our natural world.
Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.""

How in the HE@# do they know what is real and what is not! And who are they to tell you not to believe in God?

""Its purposes, as stated in its bylaws, are to promote the separation of church and state and to educate the public on matters relating to atheism, agnosticism and nontheism.""

So if there pushing atheism and such, there doing the same thing as any religion. What makes them different, besides being nothing but a bunch of fools!
Feel bad, come judgement day, for these idiots.
Just saying.....

In God We Trust!

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6ytown_kills_me(67 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

the FFRE can kiss my ass...i hope they rot in the Hell they dont believe in

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7southsidedave(5199 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

The Freedom from Religion Foundation must be a group of fanatics seeking to impose its rule on children...

There is nothing wrong with displaying the Ten Commandments as long as the school staff is not trying to incorporate the teachings into the classroom.

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8DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Maybe they should write it in Arabic! Then it would be cool, Right, liberals?

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9justsayin(42 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Sell the plot of land under the monument to the nearest church and tell the FFAF to go bother someone else.

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