“These aren’t just Christian laws,” he said. “Moses brought these down from the mountain. They aren’t something we came up with.”
He knows not everyone in the community will agree with his idea.
“If our church underwrote it then we’d probably put it on our own property. But, if it comes together by donations from throughout the community we’d like to put it on the square, if the council approves,” said Kessler.
“It would serve as a reminder to hundreds of people day by day. So I think it would be a good thing,” Kessler said.
A reminder of what, exactly?
That we shouldn’t worship false idols?
That we should keep the sabbath day holy?
That we shouldn’t take god’s name in vain?
Does Kessler even know what the Ten Commandments are?
At least for now, this is just one guy with a bad idea.
He’ll make a formal proposal to the Marion City Council soon, and if all goes well, they’ll quickly reject the idea, right?
“I’m not interested in new litigation,” [Mayor Robert] Butler said. But, he said, in complicated and difficult times, “I think an endorsement of a religious belief is in order.”
In other words, when times get rough, government officials must promote Christianity.
(As opposed to the good times, when they’re all for following the law?)
Somewhere, there’s a lawyer just sitting and waiting for the city council to approve this statue… and I’m on that lawyer’s side.