Ten Commandments Monument Goes Up in Hamilton County (TX), But Not at Courthouse February 15, 2020

Ten Commandments Monument Goes Up in Hamilton County (TX), But Not at Courthouse

Last July, I posted about how the commissioners in Hamilton County, Texas thought it’d be a great idea to install a stand-alone Ten Commandments monument outside the local courthouse, despite a very clear Supreme Court ruling that said that very thing was an illegal promotion of Christianity.

I was shocked, then, to see a headline yesterday reading, “Hamilton County installs Ten Commandments monument“… until I realized what was actually going on.

… Johnny Clepper beamed as he helped install what he hopes will become a lasting legacy.

He originally proposed a Ten Commandments monument for the Hamilton County Courthouse, but settled on donated land next to the sheriff’s department to end the community debate.

So instead of placing the 8,000-lb. monument at the courthouse, it’s on private land nearby.

Fine. That’s fine. It’s still a dumb list — just look at the first four Commandments — but there’s no longer a question of legality. Which makes you wonder why they didn’t choose this option first.

(Thanks to Brian for the link)

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