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Displaying Ten Commandments on public property

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:38 am

Proposed Statewide Amendment No. 1

“Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, providing for certain religious rights and liberties; authorizing the display of the Ten Commandments on state property and property owned or administrated by a public school or public body; and prohibiting the expenditure of public funds in defense of the constitutionality of this amendment.” (Proposed by Act 2018-389)

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  • GLMorgan posted at 3:52 pm on Wed, Oct 24, 2018.

    GLMorgan Posts: 8

    One more comment on this subject. Quote: "The Ten Commandments Amendment PAC is leading the campaign in support of Amendment 1. Dean Young, former chief strategist for Roy Moore, is the chairperson of the committee." More info on the proposed amendment: https://ballotpedia.org/Alabama_Amendment_1,_Ten_Commandments_Amendment_(2018)

  • GLMorgan posted at 3:28 pm on Wed, Oct 24, 2018.

    GLMorgan Posts: 8

    "Public funds may not be utilized in the defense" of such displays, says the proposed amendment. Nothing is stated about public funds for erecting or building such monuments. Public funds should not be utilized to purchase or build any religious monuments on government property.

    I'm a Christian, the worship of my religion is no one else's business, particularly NOT GOVERNMENT. Religious worship is personal to the individual, family and church, not the business of any government institution or entity.

    The Bill of Rights was established to enhance INDIVIDUAL freedom, not freedom of the state or government. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America begins, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..." Section 3 of the Alabama Constitution on Religious Freedom: "That no religion shall be established by law; that no preference shall be given by law to any religious sect, society, denomination, or mode of worship; that no one shall be compelled by law to attend any place of worship; nor to pay any tithes, taxes, or other rate for building or repairing any place of worship, or for maintaining any minister or ministry; that no religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under this state; and that the civil rights, privileges, and capacities of any citizen shall not be in any manner affected by his religious principles."

    In my opinion, this proposed amendment violates the Constitution of the State of Alabama! The proposed Amendment 1 does not deserve support.