Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Louisiana Abdicates from Modern Life, Requires Schools to Post the Ten Commandments

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Louisiana, typifying the South, has abdicated modern life.

It’s unclear what era they’ve returned to, but now this backward state will require schools to post the ten commandments in schools.

Not The Ten Commandments in capital letters. That was a movie.

The 11th commandment, of course, is don’t be a backward, bigoted nutjob. That one, however, will not be included.

If I lived in Louisiana, I’d leave immediately. I certainly wouldn’t send a child into a schoolroom.

The law will be challenged in court. It most certainly violates the separation of Church and State.

The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Freedom from Religion Foundation said that the law violates longstanding Supreme Court precedent and the First Amendment and would result in “unconstitutional religious coercion of students.”

“The First Amendment promises that we all get to decide for ourselves what religious beliefs, if any, to hold and practice, without pressure from the government. Politicians have no business imposing their preferred religious doctrine on students and families in public schools,” the groups said in a joint statement.

But this is what we’re dealing with now in these redneck, Red states. Fundamentalism and racism have only grown since Trump took office in 2016. Antisemitism has risen right along with them, as well as intolerance for all religious beliefs outside of extreme Christianity.

How utterly ridiculous these people are.

Thou shalt mind your own business, Louisiana. Stick to gumbo and po boys.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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