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Hallelujah! Judge Took a MAJOR Stand for Religion When Atheists Tried to Banish THIS Monument!

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An atheist organization tried their best to get rid of a Ten Commandments monument in front of a public school in Pittsburgh, but a federal judge ruled against them.

Anti-religious activists for the organization Freedom From Religion Foundation, engaged in a three-year legal effort to have the monument removed, only to come up empty handed.

The group, according to the judge, was unable to show evidence that they’ve been sufficiently harmed by the existence of the monument.

Via Trib Live:

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument in front of Valley Junior-Senior High School in New Kensington.

The ruling could bring an end to a three-year legal battle.

U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry accepted New Kensington-Arnold School District’s argument that resident Marie Schaub, her daughter, and the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation have not proven they have been sufficiently harmed by the monument to have standing in the case.

“Plaintiffs Schaub and (her unidentified daughter) … have failed to establish that they were forced to come into ‘direct, regular, and unwelcome contact with the’ Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of Valley High School,” McVerry wrote in his opinion.

The Daily Caller reports that McVerry is an appointee of former President George W. Bush.

Comment: Did the judge make the proper ruling in allowing the Ten Commandments monument to remain?

 

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19 Comments

  1. Marcos says:

    Sorry but it’s already ordered to be removed, it will be returned to the group that donated the monument so nice try… Hahahahaha, read the news here http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/atheists-defeat-christian-group-fight-over-10-commandments-pittsburgh-public-school

  2. Dan says:

    It’s no wonder Christians love the 10 commandments so much. The first 3 commandments prohibit religious freedom.

  3. Christopher says:

    jeff for one that bull crap satan a evil being anyone suggesting that be allowed need ot ne neuthered and second i am glad christian have been attacked far too long by gays and i dont mind if other religion wanna put something there but satan is too far also. if seeing a statue on property make u feel uncomfatble tuff cookies i dont care u dont have to walk past it or look at it u can avoid it easily mind own business u all can say what u want about me i dont give a crap and ps i know my grammer stink i can give a dam. so any grammer comment be ingnored

    1. Christopher says:

      moderaters delete my reply didnt give my message properly

  4. Kerry Toby says:

    Thank you ——Your Honor and I mean that with all my heart, soul and mind! Finally a judicial gentleman with a brain in his head!

  5. Jeff says:

    The best thing that can happen here is for a Satanic group to come along and demand equal access to the property and put up their own symbol. Then watch how the Christian groups will scream against the Satanic groups freedom of religion. These people are pure hypocrites. They are only interested in the religious freedoms for Christians and no other beliefs.

  6. Ron says:

    That was a waste of time and money for the haters. Glad to see a judge rule properly.

  7. Kitty says:

    Good for the Judge. I am sick and tired of these kinds of groups not wanting any kind of Christian/Religious symbols anywhere in OUR country and demanding that they should be removed.. If YOU don’t believe in GOD, that is YOUR choice, but don’t take MY rights away from ME. Take your kid out of that school if bothers you or her that much to look at it. Oh — you should practice what you preach by the way and stop using all the money you have in your wallet, I believe it says “In God we Trust” on it. Talk about a double standard for you whiney, mealy mouthed hypocrites. I would LOVE to see you get rid of the money because those words are written on it. In fact—— I DARE YOU!!!!!!!

  8. Michelle says:

    Now let’s see if you can put up a marble slab with a Buddhist quote, or a quote from the Koran, or from Zoroaster or some other quote.

  9. Janet says:

    I am glad that a judge finally stood up for our freedoms!!! This politically correct crap has gone far enough~~

  10. Daiyu says:

    I have no problem with this, as long as equal time and space are given to other religions. A statue of Baphomet would look awesome next to it.

  11. Dante says:

    Actually we have freedom from governed sponsorship of religion. Unless the school is using that space as an open forum, meaning anyone can donate a religious icon that the school would have to except, then it’s unconstitutional.
    Churches can keep their dogma in the pews, not in schools. If you don’t like it, you can get out.

  12. Kathleen says:

    It is not in the Constitution freedom “from” religion, but freedom “of” religion, and government can make no sponshership of religion. You don’t like it go somewhere else.

    1. Gray says:

      The problem is that it’s on the property of a public school. Therefore it either has to go or they have to allow other religious monuments, like pentagrams, or the statue of Satan, etc to be on display as well. By doing this, they are giving sponsorship to one specific religion and that is against the Constitution.

    2. Diane says:

      You’re correct. I have rights too. And my rights include the 10 Commandments.
      If you don’t like it, don’t look at it.

  13. David says:

    I believe the judge did the right thing. I feel really bad this came from a Wisconsin based foundation.

  14. Brenda says:

    Now the Satanists will bring their statue and put it next to the monument, using this ruling. God forbid.

  15. Susan says:

    The Judge did the right thing and its about time the Christians got somebody on their side Thank God for his blessings.

  16. Eli says:

    Good for that judge! People need to be offended for people that commits crimes, for drug dealer, for things cause that damage to our physical beings. Not for rules in how we should behave, The Ten Commandments need to be called Social Rules, how citizens should behave. These atheist organization need to put their effort on creating a safe environment for society and stop attacking the people that the only thing they one is to have a peaceful neighborhood, a more peaceful society to raise their children. The Ten Commandments served as a remainder how a decent person should behaved. Why they don’t suggest something similar? Is taking this remainder would benefit society? Why they don’t attack crime with the same passion they attack Christianity? Tell me what cause more harm to a town a drug lord or a Christian?

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