West Union, Ohio
Dozens of protesters this week tried to stop workers from removing tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments from four Ohio schools. Sheriff’s deputies arrested 30 people, including several ministers, then released them once the granite monuments had been carted off. A federal judge ordered Adams County school officials to remove the tablets, saying it was unconstitutional to display them on public school grounds. In America, an ACLU lawyer said, “we don’t vote on which religion is most popular and gets to have its message spread by government bodies.” School officials said they would appeal the judge’s ruling. “It’s a sad day in our country when we turn our backs on God,” a protester said.
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