Monday, October 3, 2011

High Court Rejects Ten Commandments Case; Keeps Ruling of Judge Violating Church-State Sep.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined today (October 3, 2011) to hear a case examining whether an Ohio judge violated the separation of church and state when he displayed a poster in his courtroom that contrasted the Ten Commandments with humanist precepts, according to the Christian Science Monitor website.

By declining the case, the high court let stand rulings that found that the judge had indeed violated the church-state principle.

Ohio Common Pleas Court Judge James DeWeese had labeled the poster "Philosophies of Law in Conflict" and included personal commentary.

He declared his preference for the moral absolutism of the Ten Commandments (forbidding murder, theft, adultery, etc.) rather than what he called the moral relativism of humanists.

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