These days it’s nice to hear a story about people taking a stand and supporting the Ten Commandments. Poteau, OKLA is making news as a group of supporters are moving for a Ten Commandments monument to be displayed outside of the county courthouse. The only hold up is having to wait for the Supreme Court to decide on a similar monument in a neighboring county. Nothing is certain yet.
Religious displays, especially Christian displays, are frequently targeted as unconstitutional and as promoting one religion over another. This is nothing new; there is always another story, squabble and law suite over any display of Christianity. But it doesn’t make sense for law makers to diminish or efface the very laws, concepts and beliefs that have – more than anything else – made North America great. The systematic removal of anything from the public sphere that reminds people of the Christian roots of their country to appease minority groups that care nothing for our nation is outrageous and cowardly.
It will be interesting to see the outcome of this story. Pluralistic societies like those of North America are less and less accommodating of their own religious roots and it is a sad shift to spiritual dementia. But as more Christians stand up and fight to protect, not only our rights but the truth, the courts may think differently about removing such displays in the future.