And why did they oppose it?
Some members of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee expressed concerns that House Bill 277 would lead to litigation.
“These are tight times. I’d rather spend money on services than litigation,” said state Sen. Lydia Jackson, D-Shreveport.
The bill stipulated that private entities would cover the monument’s cost — but included no provision for who would cover a lawsuit’s costs.
“It’s going to walk us right into litigation,” said Sen. Rob Marionneaux, D-Livonia, a lawyer.
Damn right it would.
The 10 Commandments aren’t taken seriously by the law. Only a couple commandments are punishable in America and they’re common sense rules (No Stealing, No Killing). There’s no reason to put this monument up other than to push Christianity on everybody else.
The Senate committee made the right move by dismissing this Christian bill altogether. It would’ve been nice if they said it was pushing religion instead of citing fear of litigation, but at least they voted the right way.
(Thanks to Jim for the link!)