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SW Virginia School Rips Ten Commandments from Athletes’ Lockers, ACLU objects

Several amazing developments here. First, Floyd County Virginia is in southwest Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, considered Bible Belt and conservative. See the story here, but watch as it develops, for there is likely a subtext no one is mentioning as to the “why” of the ban.

The athletes were all members of the FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, an honored Christian organization for many years. Liberty Counsel, a non-profit legal group has come to the aid of the students, and remarkably, so has the ACLU, who stated, per WRVA-AM radio on Thursday, that while the school cannot post the Ten Commandments, individual students should be able to.

Liberty Counsel takes the position that if the school allows any postings on lockers it must allow all.

Watch this story. My bet is the school folds.

The remaining question is: Will the ACLU become a de facto counsel for public schools? It seems more and more schools are either turning to them first, or following their guidance when asked.

It’s good they got this one right, but again, watch for the subtext.

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    • I am of TN and KY and everywhere men treasure freedom enough to risk life and limb for it. Texas is not a place but a state of mind.

      I went to Crockett Jr High in Irving Texas which was just across town from Bowie Jr High. My son went to Sam Houston Elementary, years ago.

      I would thank you, kind sir, if you would bend an elbow tomorrow afternoon to toast the courage of those who fell 175 years ago at the Alamo, March 6,1836.

      Remember the Alamo.

  1. What is sad is the apparent decision by the school that the posting of the Ten Commandments is a bad thing. I can remember when it was encouraged for people to know and follow that little set of rules, even if the encouragers weren’t Christian. It was still seen as a positive thing.

    What a sad state we’ve let ourselves come to.

  2. There was a story in the local paper here about a year ago about the ACLU questioning a prayer service before football games. They backed off when they discovered it was student initiated. My bet is the school has no choice but to fold on this. The ACLU seems cool on student led prayer, so why not students posting the Commandments on their lockers?

    • I am of TN and KY and everywhere men treasure freedom enough to risk life and limb for it. Texas is not a place but a state of mind.

      I went to Crockett Jr High in Irving Texas which was just across town from Bowie Jr High. My son went to Sam Houston Elementary, years ago.

      I would thank you, kind sir, if you would bend an elbow tomorrow afternoon to toast the courage of those who fell 175 years ago at the Alamo, March 6,1836.

      Remember the Alamo.

  1. What is sad is the apparent decision by the school that the posting of the Ten Commandments is a bad thing. I can remember when it was encouraged for people to know and follow that little set of rules, even if the encouragers weren’t Christian. It was still seen as a positive thing.

    What a sad state we’ve let ourselves come to.

  2. There was a story in the local paper here about a year ago about the ACLU questioning a prayer service before football games. They backed off when they discovered it was student initiated. My bet is the school has no choice but to fold on this. The ACLU seems cool on student led prayer, so why not students posting the Commandments on their lockers?

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