The public's say
At the Oct. 12 Ten Commandments dedication, we watched hundreds standing in the middle of a street near the South Connellsville Fire Department dedicate God's word for all to see.
We have seen a school district decide to take a stand, more than 5,000 Ten Commandments signs have been sold, 7,000 names have been placed on petitions, nine granite monuments have been placed around our county and on Nov. 9 one will be dedicated in Washington County.
Because one person objected to the 1957 Ten Commandments monument at the Connellsville Junior High, residents have been awakened. We are offended because it is God's word. It also is the free-speech rights of the members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles who placed the Decalog, the students, the citizens of Connellsville, Nomalville, Dunbar, Dunbar Township, Bullskin Township, South Connellsville, White, Juanita and every other town in Connellsville Area School District to keep the commandments there. This county is made up of mostly Christians who will not back down, will not sit down and cower to some bully telling us that we cannot tell our children about the Christian heritage of the United States.
A Ten Commandments dedication/freedom speech rally is scheduled Saturday at Paradise United Methodist Church, 105 Hoke St., Bullskin. The day's events will begin at 5 p.m. with the dedication.
The Rev. Marietta Ewing
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