Here is how the media is reporting the latest news on Liberty Counsel’s case defending the Giles County, VA, school system against the ACLU…
“Virginia School Board Votes to Remove Ten Commandments from School”
Sadly, that is the media’s spin based on, at best, a partial truth. Please read my important update on this pivotal case and get “the rest of the story,” as Paul Harvey used to say...
Late Thursday afternoon, the Giles County School Board voted 3-2 to have an existing display of the Ten Commandments removed from the Narrows High School’s “Foundations of American Law and Government” display – the cause of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against the school system.
But, the Board (our client) also voted unanimously to accept a Ten Commandments display modification put forth by the private creator of the original display!
You will no doubt remember that one of the suggestions by the federal judge in this case was that the parties consider eliminating the first Four commandments from the display – presumably because they more directly refer to “the Lord your God” – and use just the remaining six Commandments in the display.
The new document replaces the original Ten Commandments display with a page from a Prentice-Hall textbook on American history, a book which is approved for use in Virginia’s public schools.
The page depicts the “Roots of Democracy” and begins with the Ten Commandments’ stone tablets.
The textbook page states, “The values found in the Bible including the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Jesus inspired American ideas about government and morality.”
From this origin, the page from the approved textbook traces the roots of democracy through the Magna Carta to the Enlightenment and up to the present time.
Here’s a little background information: The Virginia Standards of Learning requires students to know about the foundational principles of civilizations and the origins of ancient and modern concepts of law and government.
Secular textbooks published by Prentice-Hall and McGraw-Hill trace the roots of democracy and law and specifically refer to the Ten Commandments, as evidenced by the new document on display in Giles County.
As I’m sure you’ll agree, the Board’s decision to post a page from an approved Virginia textbook is a much better solution than merely editing four Commandments out of the Decalogue!
++The “mainstream media” is badly misreporting this case.
Amber, I’m sure you would agree that a display on the foundations of American law and government would be incomplete and inaccurate without including the Ten Commandments. Any student of history knows this basic truth.
Here is the bottom line, with no spin: The Ten Commandments will still be on display in Narrows High School – but in a Virginia Standards of Learning approved format.
And that’s the rest of the story!
++Sadly, ACLU bullies will continue looking for victims.
The ACLU is committed to marginalizing America’s religious heritage by attempting to remove any expression of religion from the public square. They routinely attempt to bully public school administrations into “rolling over” for their radical agenda.
Liberty Counsel must be ready to stand against the assaults of the ACLU on our fundamental freedoms, including our religious liberties!
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++The ACLU is a daunting, deep-pocketed adversary.
As I’ve said many times before, the ACLU has an enormous war chest – and a formidable army of seasoned litigators. They can (and usually do) put a lot of “boots on the ground” when they want to bully a local school system into submission.
But as daunting an adversary as they may be, Liberty Counsel WILL NOT BACK DOWN from the ACLU in doing what God has called us to do! That is especially true when it comes to confronting the overt intimidation campaigns they attempt to perpetrate on America’s public school systems.
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The “progressive” socialists know that the way to permanently alter the course of our nation is to infiltrate the minds of the rising generation. In just two generations, God has been systematically “removed” from our public schools. Now the battle is focused on historic revisionism – an all-out attempt to rewrite our nation’s history and to recast our founding as a purely secular event!
We WILL stand against revisionists! Please help Liberty Counsel in our quest to Take Back America in 2012 – including standing against the outrageous agenda of the ACLU!
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Friday, June 08, 2012
Posted by Liberty Counsel at 4:32 PM