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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, 8:57 p.m.

I support the New Kensington-Arnold School District for standing firm in the Ten Commandments lawsuit.

The Ten Commandments are historical statutes recorded in the Bible. Having the monument does not violate the often-misinterpreted separation of church and state, which appears nowhere in the Constitution.

It is lawful to teach the history of the commandments as an academic history topic. The Greek mythology of gods and goddesses is taught to our children in the public schools, as is evolution and different historical “religious” literary documents. And this is apparently OK.

It's quite impossible to teach history, especially U.S. history, without including Christianity.

It's amazing the striking similarities you can find in different religions when they are held next to the Bible. The devil will come as a wolf in sheep's clothing, so be mindful.

I vote to leave our historical monument intact to show the standard for which our country once stood. I pray that the people of this land repent and turn from their ways so God can heal this land.

No one should be able to convince this nation that we were founded on anything less than the strong, honest, truthful, lawful, perfect words of the Bible because we surely were.

To all who disagree: Do you mean to tell me that you are against goodness? It offends you? Really? I ask respectfully that you study the book before saying that it offends you.

Amy Verri


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