Would a state constitutional amendment authorizing public schools to display the Ten Commandments settle the issue and bar litigation challenging the move? Not by a long shot.
A 2015 Arkansas law requiring the state to arrange for the placement of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument has been challenged as unlawful under the U.S. Constitution.
The Oklahoma legislature passed a bill allowing Ten Commandments displays on public grounds, but the state constitution’s provision barring the use of public land to benefit religion remains in place.
A state constitutional amendment proposed in Alabama seems designed to clear the way for more Ten Commandment displays on public lands. Voters will decide in November.
Dallas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress offers a cynical solution to the current debate surrounding gun violence in schools that manages to forsake religious liberty and defy common sense, all at once.