Saturday, September 15, 2012

Suit Challenges 10 Commandments Monument Outside High School

The Freedom From Religion Foundation announced yesterday that it (along with two students and their parents) has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 6-foot tall Ten Commandments monument that has been displayed for decades in front of New Kensington, Pennsylvania's Valley High School.  The monument is one of the many around the country that were donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  The complaint (full text) in Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. New Kensington-Arnold School District, (WD PA, filed 9/14/2012) claims that the display lacks any secular purpose. The Board of Education president, on his Facebook page, has called FFRF's claim "a frivolous lawsuit and request by a radical group."