Monday, July 18, 2005

Clay Commission Leaves 10 Commandments Posted

Steve, by way of Christy, pointed me at this article about Clay County, West Virginia, (in the Hur Herald) and their fight to keep the ten commandments in their chambers. Doesn't exactly seem to be about the historicity of the document when you read quotes such as:
Sheriff Randy Holcomb received a standing ovation when he told the
audience that man-made laws are secondary to God's laws, indicating he will not
follow constitutional rulings - "I don't have to go by man-made law."

Personally, I only want my Sheriff to follow man-made law when using his man-made gun and driving his man-made car around my man-made city within man-made county lines (sure, they follow rivers sometimes, but they're usually straight on at least one side). It simply makes me more comfortable, because I can seldom tell what God is telling him/her when I'm pulled over for a broken tail light. You can also read the article over at Dave's Mountain Blog.
CLAY COMMISSION LEAVES TEN COMMANDMENTS POSTED - Over 200 Declare County
"Nation Under God"(07/14/2005) By Bob Weaver Clay County's three county
commissioners voted unanimously before an audience of over 200 yesterday to
leave a plaque of the Ten Commandments on the wall of their chambers, declaring
Clay a "nation under God." Commissioner Jimmy Sams told the audience the
Commandments will stay in place, where they have hung for six years. A member of
Clay's Library Board, Jacob Nichols, defended the religious symbol, saying "The
reason we don't want other religions is because they are false." He said Jews
and Buddhists shouldn't have the same constitutional rights as "the one true
religion."

1 comment:

Chester said...

Nice! I like the comments about Jews and Buddhists. I know people like that exist out there, but it always amazes me when they pop up. Not the town you want to be driving through & have your car break down, especially is you belong to one of the aforementioned religious groups!