As everyone is well aware, there is a significant battle going on in Montgomery, Alabama, over a monument of the Ten Commandments. Some folks claim to be offended by the presence of the monument.
So, what is it that they find so offensive? Here’s a reminder:
#1: You shall have no other gods before Me.
#2: You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
#3: You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
#4: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
#5: Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
#6: You shall not murder.
#7: You shall not commit adultery.
#8: You shall not steal.
#9: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
#10: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Yep. Pretty offensive.
In fact, these words are so offensive that they are prominently displayed in the United States Supreme Court. . .
. . .so offensive that the Father of the Constitution, co-author of the Federalist Papers, and fourth President of the United States, James Madison, said, “We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all our heart”. . .
. . .so offensive that most of our laws are based upon the principles set forth within them. . .
Only a stuck-up, morality-imposing, right-wing, fascistic, conservative, bigoted, self-righteous, Bible-toting, church-going, born-again, Jesus-freak could possibly believe such language could have any place in American public life.