Redefining the Ten Commandments at the Supreme Court

Redefining the Ten Commandments at the Supreme Court

In all the debate over the past few years about Ten Commandments being displayed in courthouses and on public property, defenders of the practice often noted the irony that the US Supreme Court’s own building includes several sculpted depictions of Moses and the Ten Commandments. It looks like someone at the Supreme Court noticed that too and decided that rather than remove the art, they would just re-define it.

According to a Protestant minister who took a tour of the Supreme Court building this past summer, tour guides are now claiming that relief sculptures of the Ten Commandments are really sculptures of the first Ten Amendments to the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights. What?!

So the pastor decided to track down the evidence to counter this wild re-defining of reality and put up his findings on a page at his church’s web site.

The fact is that even if those are supposed to be the Ten Amendments by design, by depicting them in the traditional form of the Ten Commandments—two tablets with rounded tops, each with five numbers on them—the US government would then be engaging in a form of anti-Judeo-Christian blasphemy by substituting Man’s law for God’s law. Is this a better interpretation? I know for some radical elements it is, but I think most Americans would disagree.

Our government at work, re-defining history and excising Christianity from our founding heritage in order to please the forces of political correctness today.

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Domenico Bettinelli