Bradford County, Florida just got a present, courtesy of the group Men’s Fellowship.
It’s a Ten Commandments monument to put outside the county courthouse!
“It’s not only important for this community,” [leader of the group Harry] Hatcher said of the Ten Commandments. “It’s important for any community. It’s important for individuals.”
The Decalogue enshrined in a monument on display in the community “is very symbolic of God’s love for mankind,” he said.
God “knew what was best by giving us these commandments. And then when man couldn’t keep these commandments, Jesus shed His blood at Calvary’s cross” for humanity’s sins, he said.
“That’s what I hope people see from this Ten Commandments monument,” Hatcher said, adding that the monument is a reminder “we’re totally dependent upon Him and I hope that will remind us day-by-day about that.”
It went up on the National Day of Prayer on May 3rd, “led by Bradford County coordinator Laura Finley, a member of Northside Baptist Church in Starke, where her husband is pastor.”
But it’s totally not Christian. Nope. Not at all.
Not that this has any relevance to the legal standing of the monument, but the story in the Florida Baptist Witness says that the Christian group has “raised $18,000 towards the total cost of $22,000 for the monument.” I’m wondering where the rest of the money is supposed to come from. Taxpayers?
Either way, it looks like the Men’s Fellowship gave a gift to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, too, because there’s no way this is going to stand without a fight.
(Thanks to Annie for the link)