When's the 'unveiling'?
While driving by the Connellsville Area Junior High School with my friend the other day, he asked me, “Are they having an unveiling for something?”
I answered, “Oh no, that's a Ten Commandments monument.”
“Why is it covered?”
I replied, “Well, someone objected to it.”
“Why did someone object to it?”
“Well, because it caused her stress, and she felt excluded and you know how it feels to be excluded.”
My friend answered, “Yes I know. I've been excluded many times, like from ball teams and such, but you just go on.”
As for the part about the monument causing her stress, we see and hear many things in daily life, and we each decide if it pertains to us or not; take it or leave it — so no stress.
I continued, “Someone also thought that by having it there, the school is establishing a religion.”
He responded, “I've seen those same monuments at other schools and the various symbols on them. So, which religion is being established? Christianity, Islam, Judaism or what?”
“Well,” I said, “the school isn't trying to establish any religion. The Fraternal Order of Eagles put the monument there in 1957, believing it would be a good guide for young people to follow. And you're right, each one who sees it can take it or leave it, just like a magazine ad or a billboard.”
“Well,” my friend went on, “it seems like it was a good idea to me, and since they're displayed in government buildings in Washington, D.C., there must not be anything wrong with it.”
I replied, “Well, society is changing. What used to be right is now wrong and what used to be wrong is now right.”
“How true that is. Well, call me when they have the unveiling. That will be a special day,” my friend said.
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