Ten Commandment Monuments Continue to Generate Controversy

Ten Commandment Monuments Continue to Generate Controversy

Written by Don Byrd What is it about the Ten Commandments? It seems like hardly a month goes by without some courthouse, state capitol, city municipal building, or public school building becoming the site of an effort to display – or to remove a display –...
Arkansas Committees Consider Ten Commandments, Other Monuments

Arkansas Committees Consider Ten Commandments, Other Monuments

Written by Don Byrd Last year, the Arkansas legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law, a misguided bill authorizing the display of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol. I wrote at the time that such a display is a...
Judge Rules 40-Foot Memorial Cross in Maryland Constitutional

Judge Rules 40-Foot Memorial Cross in Maryland Constitutional

Written by Don Byrd A federal judge in Maryland ruled that a large memorial cross on public land in Bladensburg is constitutional, even though it is a religious symbol, because it has a secular purpose – namely to memorialize fallen soldiers. The American...