Raspberry, not known to be a religious conservative, none the less presents the common myth that removing the Decalogue from government buildings and property is the same as removing religion from the public sphere and that it is anti-religious.
Tag: church and state
Columnist George Will wrote about the recent 10 Commandments Supreme Court cases in Kentucky and Texas. His column appeared in my local paper on June 29th 2005 and I wrote a letter to the editor which was published July 9th.
Scalia has looked out upon the nations of the world where the government endorses certain religious ideas and not others – Saudi Arabia, China, Sudan – and decided that the United States should join in.
While the rulings were a split decision, it seems the court is applying the same guidelines it applied in testing the legality of Christmas Nativity scenes placed on public property. It is all about the context and intent.