Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have been up to their same old tricks again but this time it is seeming to backfire in their faces. Earlier they threatened the Connellsville Pa school district with a lawsuit over a monument of the 10 commandments at the school. This monument was donated to the school in the 1950′s and has stood there as a reminder to morality for over half a century. In a story I found on CBS Channel 2 in Pittsburgh the school district was not going to get into a legal battle at first until the community rose up in support of the monument.
I have no clue as to whether or not they got the idea from this website or not, but I first proposed this idea on August 8th in my article covering Atheists trying to remove a cross in small town America only this time instead of planting crosses where the person suing can see daily, the towns people are planting 10 commandments in all of their yards! Kudo’s to the people of Connellsville Pa! Here are some excerpts from the story.
Connellsville Pennsylvania Citizens Fight Back Against Atheists.
CONNELLSVILLE (KDKA) — The Ten Commandments monument outside of the junior high school in Connellsville will remain there – at least for now. Wednesday night, the school board voted unanimously to hold off on moving the monument and wait for litigation.
Earlier, students held a prayer rally at the site of the monument which has been covered with plywood. Gary Colatch, a local business owner, wants the Ten Commandments to remain outside the school. “The only way they’re really going to fight this is if our community gathers together and supports our school board and says, ‘No, not this time, not here. We don’t want you to cave. We don’t want you to give in. We want you to fight,’” Colatch told KDKA-TV.
The monument was covered last month when the group Americans United for the Separation of Church and State sent the school district a letter on behalf an unidentified family asking that the monument be moved. The district initially decided not to enter into a pricey legal battle, but now community members are urging the district to fight.
“Maybe this community deserves the right to stand up and say, ‘No, we don’t want to move it,’” Colatch said.
Video of the 10 commandment story in Connellsville Pa.
A notice to all Atheists wanting to remove religion from the public arena
We are done trying to be sensitive to your beliefs or lack thereof. You have tried to remove any reference to God from our society for the last 50 years and look at the condition and morality of our society today. You need to understand. Atheism is believed by only 3% of the world’s population. We do not force you to convert, do not drag you into church, and do not deny your right to believe in nothing. But stop denying us our right to have our beliefs in the public arena as well. If you want to pay for monuments to a belief in nothing, no one is stopping you. Step up to the plate and promote your beliefs if you can, but stop infringing on the free speech rights of the majority of people in this nation. We are going to fight back from now on!
I wish all of you well