Update: Ten Commandments Monument in Alabama Judicial Building

August 30, 2003

Source: The Washington Post


On August 30, 2003 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece saying that "the movement to put the Ten Commandments into the public square is more active now than at any time since Cecil B. DeMille gave away 4,000 granite tablets as a promotion for the Charlton Heston movie" However, the ten commandments tablets in Alabama are clearly sectarian..." We've had bitter fights over when the state is endorsing religion... But these days we Americans look at ourselves in the global light of places such as Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. Our breed of democracy does more than let the majority rule. It also protects the minority -- the Zoroastrian, Zen Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, Muslim -- and lets us live together. "