Check out the new Ten Commandments tablet now up in a Louisiana park:
Not so coincidentally, there’s a public high school right across the street from it.
Where did it come from?
According to The Baton Rouge Advocate, A.T. Furr, a former city councilman — he “paid for the marker and its installation.”
Mayor Harold Rideau supports it, adding “We’re a Christian-based community.”
He’s in for one hell of a lawsuit.
Rob Boston of Americans United puts it like this:
… today I’m going to gaze into my crystal ball and deliver a message to officials in Baker, La.: You are going to be sued very soon.
Furthermore, you are going to lose.
The other councilmen aren’t helping made a case for why the tablet should be allowed.
Councilman Jimmy Pourciau said he supported the idea.
“I’m a churchgoer, so I think it’s great,” Pourciau said…
And would Pourciau be okay with a plaque promoting atheism or Hinduism or Islam?
“I’d have to see it first,” Pourciau said.
Which is politician-ese for “No.”
It’d be great to see some Pastafarians challenge the city on this by asking to install a plaque of the eight “I’d Really Rather You Didn’ts.”
Even though I’d like to see a lawsuit, it’d be so much better for everyone involved if city officials just admitted they made a mistake and took the tablet down. I’m not holding my breath.