Another Ten Commandments Monument

Daniel Morgan, the president of the University of Florida Atheist, Agnostic and Freethinking Student Association (which is a Secular Student Alliance affiliate), appeared on Hannity & Colmes last night to provide the atheist perspective on yet another Ten Commandments issue. (A monument was placed outside a courthouse by citizens in Dixie County, Florida)

A video of the appearance, as well as Daniel’s take on it all, is at his website.

To recap: FoxNews needed two sides for this story. They got the former county attorney… and a grad student from a college. Yep. That’s a fair fight. Daniel did a fine job all things considered, but I’m wondering why they didn’t contact a lawyer who has argued this type of case before…

(By the way, if you’d like to see something quite amusing, watch the video on Daniel’s website and pause at the 2:04 mark. Read Commandment 7.)

[tags]Daniel Morgan, atheist, Christian, Ten Commandments, Dixie County, FoxNews, Hannity & Colmes, University of Florida, AASFA, Agnostic, Freethinking Student Association[/tags]

  • txatheist

    The TX case is bogus. There are other historical documents on the capitol grounds. However, they are historically based on events. Statues of Confederate soldiers and the like actually contributed to Texas history. If you want the 10 C monument on the TX grounds then the Treaty of Tripoli should be there too. “The US is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion…” And put up a huge statue of Abe Lincoln, the man who defeated General Lee. That ain’t going to happen, too much southern pride for that to occur.

  • Shana

    Oh man I can’t stand Hannity…talk about media coverage from a biased viewpoint. Grr. I find it so unbelievable when people like that county attorney say ‘Our community upholds these beliefs’ and ‘we all live by these beliefs’. Surely he hasn’t spoken with every single person living in that county and confirmed that – it’s such a generalization. More importantly however is the distinction that a government facility should not support one specific set of religious beliefs over any other, or lack therof. Why is this so hard for some people to see? I hear people saying often that they DO believe in the separation of church & state, but when it comes to Christianity for some reason it doesn’t seem to apply.

  • txatheist

    From everything I’ve seen that lack of distinction for separation of church and state comes from this mindset. The Founding Fathers were Christian and they intended Christian ideas in public to be ok and/or the separation of church and state is not in the Constitution and “activist” judges are making false rulings asking for the separation of church and state.