Loading
Family Research Council spokesman expresses hope in Ten Commandments case
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Yesterday, Pat Trueman, Senior Legal Council for the Family Research Council called the day’s arguments in the cases of McCreary County Kentucky v. ACLU of Kentucky and Van Orden v. Perry, Governor of Texas “encouraging for those who wish to preserve our religious heritage in America.” The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the two cases, which are being called the two most important to date regarding displays of the Ten Commandments.

The central debate rages around whether or not displays of the Ten Commandments on government property violate the separation of church and state.

Trueman observed yesterday that, “the clear Supreme Court majority appeared very reluctant to suggest that the Ten Commandments violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”

“Most Justices”, he added, “indicated a great reluctance to suggest that the Ten Commandments are inappropriate given our nation's religious heritage. To require removal of Ten Commandments displays would show hostility to religion and nothing in the U.S. Constitution requires such an extremist viewpoint.”

A decision in the cases is expected sometime in June, but in the meantime, all eyes are on the Supreme Court who could, as the Family Research Council says, “redefine religion in America” with their decision.

Trueman however, expressed optimism, noting that he would be “surprised if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Ten Commandments displays in question violate the U.S. Constitution."

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
Sep
17

Liturgical Calendar

September 17, 2014

Wednesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 7:31-35

Gospel
Date
09/17/14
09/16/14
09/15/14

Daily Readings


Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
09/17/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 7:31-35

Homily
Date
09/17/14
09/16/14
09/15/14