Alabama House Panel Delays Vote on Ten Commandments Bill

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An Alabama legislator has renewed his efforts to pass a constitutional amendment to allow copies of the Ten Commandment to be posted on walls in state buildings, including schools.

The House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee Wednesday delayed consideration of the bill by Rep DuWayne Bridges of Valley for a week, so the committee could study whether or not
the bill is constitutional.

Bridges has introduced the bill several times in the past. The amendment would have to be approved by
Alabama voters.

Democratic Rep. Demetrius Newton of Birmingham said he felt passing the bill would create more problems for the legislature, particularly considering the 2003 federal court ruling that a Ten Commandments monument could not be displayed in the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building

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  • by Reason on Apr 19, 2012 at 03:47 PM
    Go ahead, just remember that once you do this, there is nothing keeping the verses of the Quran from hanging right there next to it. It seems that this type of legislation is predominantly supported by the older generation. Too bad they won't be around to see things when it becomes clear that it was a mistake. If you cater to one group, you must cater to all. I would rather handle my family's religious affairs at home than have every group in the world able to attempt to do it for me.
  • by Steve Location: Meridian on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:38 PM
    I do not understand why they are spending the time on this issue when there are so many other important issues they should be working on. The supreme court has already ruled that it would be unconstitutional, if they did allow it then they would have to allow the same for all religions.
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