Officials at a Minnesota courthouse have removed a plaque featuring the Ten Commandments as the result of a letter submitted by one of the most conspicuous atheist activist organizations, which claimed that the display violated the U.S. Constitution.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently submitted a complaint to the administrator of Saint Louis County to request that the plaque, displayed at the county courthouse in Hibbing, be taken down.
The display, which was placed between two doors that lead to the courts of law, read “God’s Laws” at the top and featured each of the Ten Commandments. Underneath, it quoted from Jesus’ words in Mark 12:30-31, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength … You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
The plaque had been posted at the courthouse for the past 60 years.
However, FFRF says that the display violates the Establishment Clause to the U.S. Constitution, which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”
“Given the placement of the plaque next to courtrooms, its ‘God’s Law’ inscription, its inclusion of a New Testament passage, and its location within a county courthouse, it is unconstitutional and cannot remain on county property,” the group’s letter, written by attorney Patrick Elliott, read.
“Ten Commandments displays within or near courtrooms are especially concerning given the religious message they impart. They affiliate the justice system with biblical prohibitions, rather than our secular laws,” it continued. “They signal that the court is not impartial.”
FFRF further asserted that the first commandmandment also poses an issue because, it said, the government “has no business” telling its inhabitants what God they should serve.
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Anointed Holy Eagles, Come Forth!
August 10, 2000
There is no religion that believes in a god that the unholy vultures will not seek to devour as prey! It is not only my children that the unholy vultures seek to devour but warn those that do not worship I, YAHUVEH, YAHUSHUA, and the Holy Spirit! The unholy vultures will also seek to devour and shall devour the Buddhists, Hindus among other religions although they do not submit to MY authority as they lose their religious freedoms so shall you if you don’t gather together now and fight the unholy vultures that gather together against you all.
When one loses their religious freedoms you all lose it! All will lose their freedom to worship! Now will you care for one another? You have the gold and silver to create idols use it to fight the unholy vultures! The idols can’t speak or war but those that oppose you will speak and war against you!
WHAT HAS BEEN SEALED IS NOW REVEALED!
November 1, 2003
You who have denied, removed MY Ten Commandments also called the Torah, you stood by and watched without protest as a tablet of stone was removed in Alabama without lifting up a prayer of protest or weeping and wailing or helping Judge Roy Moore in anyway. I tell you this; YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW ME! I have allowed this test as I told this handmaiden to fulfill this prophecy in Ezekiel 9. How few protested and protest even now. Where are the millions around the world who should be protecting MY commandments? Only a remnant has done so.
Your political leaders pass laws defying I, YAHUVEH, once again. Even as this is written they debate when to strike out the word God from your currency, pledge, and rewrite the constitution, while stripping MY 10 commandments from public view. All those who have done this or not protested or not prayed and wept against this, know this, you have been tested as in Ezekiel 9. I, YAHUVEH, wrote the Ten Commandments in a tablet of stone, now your hearts are hardened like unto a stone. You were a rebel before the foundation of the earth and you have not changed. All those who don’t weep and protest against abortion, you are a rebel also and have not changed. And can only change depending on the choice you made in the battle good vs. evil before the foundation of the world.
I, YAHUVEH, Say, Beware of the Illusion!
March 31, 2006
America, you fly alone. You think you have friends? They hate you behind your back. You bribe them like a bully on a playground, you have not a friend. Wait until the other nations see you are but an illusion. You are a vapor in the air. There’s not even a fire there. You are but a puff of smoke. Wait until the other nations find out you are a plucked eagle. Why? Because you would not submit to MY authority. Why? Because you kicked ME out of your schools. You did not want the Ten Commandments to be seen in the courtyards, in the courts. The hypocrisy of the ones who call themselves the Supreme Court.