Editorial: Dangers of "Hang Ten" Campaign

January 19, 2003

Source: Star-Telegram


On January 19, 2003 the Star-Telegram reported that "The 'Family Research Council's' Hang Ten campaign... has nothing to do with surfing and everything to do with watering down the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution... The FRC is encouraging public school authorities and other government officials to post the Bible's Decalogue at public buildings... John Ferguson and David Hudson, religious freedom attorneys with the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tenn., identified the danger in a recent commentary in Liberty magazine... 'Allowing government to use sacred Scriptures for political purposes harms religion in two ways: it makes religious people lazy, and it taints religion in the eyes of the rest of society,' Ferguson and Hudson wrote."