“Every public classroom in Texas could be required to display a copy of the Ten Commandment if a bill, which has already gained the Senate’s blessing, gets the green light from the House.
The bill’s supporters insist the Ten Commandments inspired many of the country’s founding documents, but those opposed to the proposal worry it could exclude other religions and infringe on student and teacher rights to free religious expression.”
Displaying a copy of the Ten Commandments is an egregious violation of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state.
Public schools are government-run institutions where children of all religious faiths and no faith attend. The Ten Commandments is a Judeo-Christian document, and the first four Commandments pertain to how believers should worship Jehovah.
Displaying the Ten Commandments in classrooms is an afront to Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists and followers of thousands of other religions that don’t recognize Jehovah as a deity.
There are millions of people who aren’t adherents of a monotheistic religion, and displaying a poster that proclaims that there is only one God, is anathema to them.
If the Ten Commandments are displayed in public schools, why shouldn’t the main tenets of other religions be posted as well, after all we live in a multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-religious democracy? Why shouldn’t the Seven Tenets of the Satanic Temple be posted next to the Ten Commandments?
America is a secular democracy and we don’t have a state religion, no religious documents should be displayed in public schools.