Ten Commandments monument raises civi...

Ten Commandments monument raises civil liberty concerns in Wyoming County

There are 353 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Jul 4, 2013, titled Ten Commandments monument raises civil liberty concerns in Wyoming County. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

A group of people did not seek permission before installing a monument of the Ten Commandments on the Wyoming County Courthouse lawn in Pineville this week, County Commission President Jason Mullins said, but he doesn't see a problem with it because it's meant to inspire others and isn't paid for with tax dollars.

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sadsadsad

Pineville, WV

#66 Jul 25, 2013
SafeAndEffective wrote:
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Would you also suggest slaughtering a lamb and burning it to a crisp on that alter so God can enjoy the aroma of the smoke?
You need prayer! And to pray! At this point, by any God you follow, thats just sickingy!
sadsadsad

Pineville, WV

#67 Jul 25, 2013
FDG wrote:
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Because everything I post is based in reality. Logic and reason ALWAYS trumps superstition and mythology.
So, are you saying that the ten commandments AREN'T common sense?
yea, I guess it is common sense, but alot of people don't have common sense, they need reminded!
your friend and neighbor

Oceana, WV

#68 Jul 25, 2013
If a president is against same sex marriage and abortion but yet is for taxing the rich you're still have the same old politics in the pulpit.
They hate this = Matthew 22:21 "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's."
And this also = 1 Peter 2:13 "Submit yourself to every ordinance of man ... to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors." Not only are they breaking the law but they are also going against the teaching's of the bible.
It's just about politics and nothing more.
grow up people

Oceana, WV

#69 Jul 25, 2013
Wyoming county is either a bunch of pillheads or they are a bunch of dumb bubba's “clinging to their guns and Bibles.

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#70 Jul 25, 2013
sadsadsad wrote:
<quoted text>I thought it was just one guy that paid for it. But didn't he have to get permission to place it there? Just asking! I'm all for it staying! I think it's nice! People that don't like it don't have to look at it!
So you are saying it is OK if someone breaks into your home and steals your belongings? Both acts are against the law. Should we ignore one and not the other?

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#71 Jul 25, 2013
sadsadsad wrote:
<quoted text>You need prayer! And to pray! At this point, by any God you follow, thats just sickingy!
It seems as though you don't know your own bible very well.

Since: Dec 11

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#72 Jul 25, 2013
I'm only thankful that I was able to move to Chicago and get away from this backwater town. I haven't been on here for awhile and I find it is the same old crap. Open your mind's people!!!
http://www.addasnap.com/main.php...

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#73 Jul 25, 2013
sadsadsad wrote:
<quoted text>I thought it was just one guy that paid for it. But didn't he have to get permission to place it there? Just asking! I'm all for it staying! I think it's nice! People that don't like it don't have to look at it!
You must have the story right, because I got the same one:)

One guy is what I understood also, as for getting "permission."...I'm not clear as to what that entailed.

(Who and how many):)

It does say something about the Commandments being an HISTORICAL document so to speak, therefore they are "covered" in doing this?

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#74 Jul 25, 2013
Maybe they cherry pick the constitution the same way they cherry pick the bible.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#75 Jul 25, 2013
In 2005 a divided Supreme Court "struck down Ten Commandments displays in two Kentucky courthouses, but ruled a 6-foot granite replica on state government land in Texas is acceptable.

In the first ruling, McCreary County v. ACLU, the court said the Kentucky displays violated the Establishment clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits government from endorsing or supporting one religion above others.

The justices ruled 5-4 that the Ten Commandments could not be displayed in court buildings or on government property. However, the Biblical laws could be displayed in an historical context, as they are in a frieze in the Supreme Court building" (or as they were in the Texas case).

"The touchstone for our analysis is the principle that the 'First Amendment mandates governmental neutrality between religion and religion, and between religion and nonreligion,'" Justice David H. Souter wrote in the majority opinion, citing previous court rulings."

This ruling was reaffirmed in 2011 when the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the same two Kentucky courthouses. The Wyoming County Commission is well aware of these rulings yet they allowed this religious group to erect this monument on public grounds paid for by all taxpayers.

If the ACLU decides to go ahead with this case it appears there will be plenty of complainants in Wyoming County. And we better not see $1 of taxpayer funds used to defend this action.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2005/06/28/supre...
BooYah

United States

#76 Jul 31, 2013
Since the xtians needed no permission to place their monument on government property, I propose the placing of a monument dedicated to my favorite God, Bacchus! Let's harken back to the days of old with a salute to the God of wine and giver of ecstasy. FDG, is that a specific enough God for you?

Since: Jul 12

Welch, WV

#77 Jul 31, 2013
BooYah wrote:
Since the xtians needed no permission to place their monument on government property, I propose the placing of a monument dedicated to my favorite God, Bacchus! Let's harken back to the days of old with a salute to the God of wine and giver of ecstasy. FDG, is that a specific enough God for you?
Why haven't you done it, then?

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#78 Jul 31, 2013
I was thinking about the 10 commandments today. It's in the 10 commandments that you shouldn't take the lord's name in vain.

Rape isn't up there. Why isn't 'Thou shall not rape' not included in the 10 commandments?

When raping someone doesn't make the top 10 list, but saying your god's name with a shitty attitude does, then something is wrong with the basic tenets of your chosen religion.

THAT is common sense. This is the part where you smack yourself on the forehead and say, "duh", and find a better belief system.

Since: Jul 12

Welch, WV

#79 Jul 31, 2013
FDG wrote:
I was thinking about the 10 commandments today. It's in the 10 commandments that you shouldn't take the lord's name in vain.
Rape isn't up there. Why isn't 'Thou shall not rape' not included in the 10 commandments?
When raping someone doesn't make the top 10 list, but saying your god's name with a shitty attitude does, then something is wrong with the basic tenets of your chosen religion.
THAT is common sense. This is the part where you smack yourself on the forehead and say, "duh", and find a better belief system.
Coveting also made the list and torture did not - crazy, I know, right?
BooYah

United States

#80 Jul 31, 2013
Lest we forget the eleventh commandment:

Thou shall round up when taking payment, and round down when giving change.
the eleven Commandments

Oceana, WV

#81 Jul 31, 2013
This is the same courthouse that don't go out of their way to tell the elderly that they don't have to pay property taxes because of homestead exemption. I've known of cases were they let old feeble 80yr old widow women continually come in and pay their taxes on their home's without even mentioning homestead exemption for the elderly.
elmer

Chesapeake, VA

#82 Jul 31, 2013
the eleven Commandments wrote:
This is the same courthouse that don't go out of their way to tell the elderly that they don't have to pay property taxes because of homestead exemption. I've known of cases were they let old feeble 80yr old widow women continually come in and pay their taxes on their home's without even mentioning homestead exemption for the elderly.
dats my Gra ma, my Great Gra paw taught her to always pay taxes, her dont mind paying taxes, its her duty.
funny man silas

Pineville, WV

#83 Jul 31, 2013
you know i heard Mr.Mullins was one of the un-valeing team of this stupid peace of rock. he broke the ten commandments back in the 80's cheating on his wife. he had a good woman and lost her when he decided to run around with that,"WOMAN" he is married to now, and by the way she was married too.
Hoot

United States

#84 Jul 31, 2013
Don't he have a daughter too that's about 35
BooYah

United States

#85 Jul 31, 2013
funny man silas wrote:
you know i heard Mr.Mullins was one of the un-valeing team of this stupid peace of rock. he broke the ten commandments back in the 80's cheating on his wife. he had a good woman and lost her when he decided to run around with that,"WOMAN" he is married to now, and by the way she was married too.
How could he be at the unveiling if he claims not to know it was being erected? Oh, that's right, he did know and is a lying sack of crap! Whether or not you believe in the monument, his actions were less than honest and that speaks volumes for his obvious lack of character!

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