The group Thou Shall Not Move, which we last covered on this blog back in July, is at it again.
Quick refresher: Indignant Christians formed TSNM after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued a McConnellsville, Pennsylvania public school for unconstitutionally displaying a Ten Commandments monument. The monument is now covered up until the case is resolved in court.
Meanwhile, TSNM is taking a stand against the mean old atheists by commissioning new monuments, one after the other, and triumphantly shipping them to towns across Pennsylvania.
Hence, breaking news:
The North Ten Mile Baptist Church in Amity will be the newest recipient of a 6-foot-by-3-foot, 1,600-pound granite monument engraved with the Old Testament’s Ten Commandments.
Thou Shall Not Move is erecting the monument on church property. No atheist I know has a problem with that. We only object to endorsements of religion in public schools, public squares, courthouses, and the like. Want to put a massive monument in your church yard? No problem. Please enjoy.
TSNM’s activism is so wide of the mark, it’s hilarious — not just because its activities are based on a misunderstanding of something that really isn’t hard to grasp, but also due to the all-for-nought volunteerism of Pastor Ewing Marietta, who keeps spending Christian donors’ money in ways that are designed to irk non-believers, but don’t. Consider: since TSNM’s inception,
the group has purchased 14 “Rock of Liberty” monuments from Davis Monuments Inc. in Scottdale,
… and sent them to churches.
That’s a lot of granite…and a lot of misdirected spite!
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