Trump Endorses Putting 10 Commandments in Schools - And ‘Many Other Places'

trump endorses putting 10 commandments in schools - and ‘many other places'

Trump Endorses Putting 10 Commandments in Schools - And ‘Many Other Places'

Louisiana's governor has signed a bill requiring every classroom in the state to display a copy of the Ten Commandments, and Donald Trump is all for it.

On Friday the former president - a serial fabricator and convicted fraudster who has said he doesn't think adultery is a sin - wrote on Truth Social that he was over the moon about the gross violation of the First Amendment.

"I LOVE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, AND MANY OTHER PLACES, FOR THAT MATTER." Trump wrote. "READ IT - HOW CAN WE, AS A NATION, GO WRONG??? THIS MAY BE, IN FACT, THE FIRST MAJOR STEP IN THE REVIVAL OF RELIGION, WHICH IS DESPERATELY NEEDED, IN OUR COUNTRY. BRING BACK TTC!!! MAGA2024"

The new law, which Louisiana's Republican Governor Jeff Landry signed on Thursday, will require a display of the Biblical covenant "in a large, easily readable font" on a poster no smaller than 11 by 14 inches in every state-funded school from kindergarten to the university level.

On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union announced they would be suing the state to have the law repealed. "Public schools are not Sunday schools," the civil rights group wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

"The law violates longstanding Supreme Court precedent and the First Amendment. More than 40 years ago, in Stone v. Graham, the Supreme Court overturned a similar state statute, holding that the First Amendment bars public schools from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms," the group wrote in a statement issued Wednesday. "The government should not be taking sides in this theological debate, and it certainly should not be coercing students to submit day in and day out to unavoidable promotions of religious doctrine."

Despite the legal challenges, other states may attempt to follow suit. On Thursday, Texas' Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick griped on X that "Texas WOULD have been and SHOULD have been the first state in the nation to put the 10 Commandments back in our schools," had Democrats in the state legislature not intervened to block the measure.

"I will pass the 10 Commandments Bill again out of the Senate next session," Patrick promised.

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