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)