“Ten Commandments of the Alabama Legislature”

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Senate passed a bill last week that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public places like schools and government buildings. The bill, sponsored by DuWayne Bridges (R) of Valley, now goes to the Alabama House for approval.

There is a lot of debate and controversy surrounding the bill. We brought you a story written by Kyle Whitmire, a reporter at our news partner AL.com, that lays out the things he saw during the bill’s debate. http://whnt.com/2014/02/20/bill-proposed-for-ten-commandments-in-public-buildings/. You might find some of his observations interesting, to say the least.

J.D Crowe, statewide cartoonist for Alabama Media Group, drew up what he calls the “Ten Commandments of the Alabama Legislature” for AL.com. Here’s what he had to say. http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/02/ten_commandments_of_the_alabam.html#incart_2box

We want to know what you think about Crowe’s take on Alabama’s Legislature. Leave you comments on our Facebook page. We’ll share some of them in the News Pulse at 9.

32 comments

  • Wake Up

    Which “version” of the ten commandments will be “legally” displayed? There is a Catholic and a Protestant version that are different. There are also variations between several Protestant groups. My guess is that it will be the group that is in power that will force their version on all the other people! When that group is out of power and another group comes into power, we will spend more tax payer money to take down the old version and put up a new version — only to do it over and over again! Silly is what silly does!

  • Oh

    Why are they planning on having Christian scriptues and views to be placed at schools and government buildings but not anything from other religions? I have a feeling a lot of people would support this, but if something like a Muslim piece of work was the be displayed there would be a public outcry.

    • Sue

      This is Alabama. Alabama is a Christian state. Wherever you live you will find that state or country defines themselves by what they believe or the way they live͵ etc. They have their southern ways and they have a right to decide what they want to do. I am not from here but I have lived here for a long time. I respect their rights and COMPLETELY agree with the Ten Commandments. They should NOT have taken them down in the first place! If you go to any other country they will.have what they believe and I am sure they DO NOT put USA. anything to make us feel welcome!

      • Free Thinker

        Since when is Alabama a “Christian” state? That’s completely absurd. And so is the logic that somehow the USA was founded on Christian beliefs. A lot of people here in the south would stroke if they realized many of our founding fathers were agnostic, deist, or outright atheist. Don’t believe me? Just do a little research and you will find direct quotes from the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The Constitution, which applies to every state in the union, says church and state should AlWAYS remain separate. Truth isn’t democratic. Meaning just because the majority of people in this state are Christians, doesn’t mean this is a “Christian” state. No religion is greater than any other, and religion isn’t greater than non-religion. Please, educate yourself before spewing absurd, illogical statements as if they’re fact. No wonder we’re the laughing stock of the USA (along with Arizona).

    • Free Thinker

      god is dead. Created by man, and killed by those intelligent enough to use their brains. Any semi-intelligent person can figure this out if they use a little logic. Am I saying, then, the majority of believers are gullible idiots? Yes. Yes I am. I say, blaspheme away, because it’s hilarious watching you religious but nutbags completely freak out.

      • Sue

        God is only dead to people like you. Obviously non religious and an idiot! If you do not believe in religion then believe as you please but for people like me who strongly believes in God your comments are insulting and spouting stupidity!

      • Christy

        I really can’t believe WHNT is even allowing this person called ‘FREE THINKER’ to comment what they have said. This is the USA, Built on God We Trust, if you don’t like it, GO BACK to where ever your from or your family is from. Your not Welcome here. I guess you are one of the reason’s we have to PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH when we make a call. More likely an Immigrant. If you don’t like that we believe in GOD, get off our land, cause you don’t belong here. And don’t put any money from this country in your pocket, cause guess what? All money here has on it ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’

      • JA

        “In god we trust” was added in the 50s. The country has existed for far longer than that. Just because the money has it now, doesn’t mean it always did or that the country was founded on Christianity.

        Just like the earth is more than 3000 years old.

      • Oh

        I love how butthurt everybody is getting over your comments. I can’t believe people honestly don’t understand that the United States was founded on the principles of freedom of religion/freedom to believe whatever you want. In no way is this country founded on Christianity. Rather, it was founded on the idea that people that live here will have no religion forced upon them by the government, and that is exactly what this bill aims to do..

  • Wake Up

    None of you have addressed my original question. I will ask it again — which version of the ten commandments do you want to display in public? The Catholic version or the Protestant version? There are also differences between some versions used by different Protestant churches.

  • Christy

    I really can’t believe WHNT is even allowing this person called ‘FREE THINKER’ to comment what they have said. This is the USA, Built on God We Trust, if you don’t like it, GO BACK to where ever your from or your family is from. Your not Welcome here. I guess you are one of the reason’s we have to PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH when we make a call. More likely an Immigrant. If you don’t like that we believe in GOD, get off our land, cause you don’t belong here. And don’t put any money from this country in your pocket, cause guess what? All money here has on it ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’

    • Free Thinker

      Wrong on all accounts. This country wasn’t built on god. “In God We Trust” wasn’t put on our money until much later, and our founding fathers would have stroked had they seen such tyranny. Obviously, I’m not the one that needs to be educated. Matter of fact, I’m a highly educated, US citizen, contributing member of society. I doubt you have ever logically questioned anything in your life. You’re a gullible minion, which is proven by your statements that the USA is god’s country. Seriously, learn something.

    • bill

      New owners, when your number three in a four station area, you lose a lot, and hope to gain some lost soles for other stations, its about ratings, and advertising dollars.

  • paul

    Please stop this; not again with the 10! You trying to make us talibanians??? and sue is such a fine christian, just by her post, i can tell…

  • Robert Dexter

    Why now, Let us stop this banter and get on with the Question at heart. Just take the most widely used version of the 10 Commandments and let it ride. I am a God fearing man, but I also believe in other peoples rights and detest people downing other people because of their thoughts or beliefs. I also am a firm believer that If I were in a Muslim dominate country or area that I would have the right to put my Christian out for all to see. Then again I would be hunted down and Tortured and killed if I did. Our country was founded by cutthroats, thieves and God fearing people. They wanted to have lands where they could get away from tyranny and being forced to Believe in one way Should one come from another Country then they should go through customs and be here legally and apply for citizenship. Not sneak like thieves and expect to be cared for and free load on our systems weakness. POST the MOST COMMONLY USED 10 COMMANDMENTS AND LET IT BE. This Country is mostly based of CHRISTIANITY not Muslim. Thank you

  • wadd

    JD Crowe is a baffoon to post such a thing but I support his right to free speech. I am appalled at this tom foolery. It has nothing to do with what the Ala. leg. is trying to do. We should and must have the freedom to post the Ten commandments in our schools and public places. We Tax payers have that right!

    • Free Thinker

      Actually, no, you don’t have that right, says both the Constitution and Supreme Court. Nice try though. You are free to post your propaganda in churches and other PRIVATELY owned properties, but not public properties. I guess all tax payers are Christian? The lack if intelligence among you imbreeds is amazing.

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