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Re: “Satanic Temple: Make Rapert pay for Ten Commandments monument

The Satanic Temple is going to face an uphill battle. Under the Supreme Court's Pleasant Grove City v. Summum decision, Arkansas doesn't have to accept the Temple's monument even if it displays the Eagles look-a-like Ten Commandments monument because a second religious monument create religious neutrality because there are a lot more religions and nonbelief. Altho Arkansas may temporarily avert a law suit if it accepts the Temple's monument, in the long run that's not the case because the state will always be susceptible to a claim of an Establishment Clause violation once it displays a religious monument.

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Posted by Bob Ritter on 08/28/2016 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Satanic Temple: Make Rapert pay for Ten Commandments monument

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Ten Commandments monuments and their look-a-likes, e.g. Oklahoma City and Little Rock monuments -- have but one purpose and that is to display one version of the Ten Commandments on public property. That purpose violates the Supreme Court's Lemon test which is used to analyze Establishment Clause cases. So the question is not whether 10C monuments on public property violate the U.S. Constitution -- they do -- but whether the judges and justices who hear these cases will be faithful to the Constitution. That is the real problem facing plaintiffs. Visit my website at EaglesMonuments.com for pics of 10C monuments in Arkansas and other states.

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Posted by Bob Ritter on 08/28/2016 at 10:21 PM

 

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