Rally Supports Commandments Display

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A granite monument of the Ten Commandments was removed under federal court order in Montgomery, Ala.

But people who supported keeping it there are trying to change the status quo. They took their cause from Alabama's state judicial building all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

A crowd of 200 protestors applauded activists who are fighting a lower court ruling that removed the commandments in Alabama.

Speakers said that courts are stripping Americans of their right to acknowledge God.

Not far away from the demonstration, the Americans United for Separation of Church and State champion the other side of the issue.

"I think when government gets into the business of picking and choosing which religions it will promote, it's a danger not only for religious minds today, but those who may become religious minorities tomorrow," said Barry Lynn.

Beverly Murch of Redhouse, Va., sees the issue very differently.

"Our land was morally founded on God's laws. We came here as a nation under God's laws and we are no longer under those laws anymore," Murch said.

"I would prefer that all religious documents, monuments and what I call propaganda, be kept out of government buildings," said Sandra Van Maren.