Where do the Ten Commandments belong?

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Column by Lou Elliott Jones

By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

So a move is afoot in Levy County to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the county courthouse.

The county commission last week OK’d guidelines for monuments on the courthouse lawns.

We have one at the Chiefland City Hall. It’s a huge black and white monolith. It’s there because the Chiefland Commission expressed the need for more prayer in the community.

I pass it at least once a day during the week.

I often use the sighting as a mental test to see if I can still remember all 10 directions.

At the same time, in my travels around the county I look for other sightings of the Ten Commandments. I can attest that I regularly see yard signs espousing them.

One thing I don’t see is the Ten Commandments on the front lawns of churches, although I am told that the church at Rosewood once had them on a sign outside the church.

Which brings the observation that isn’t it the jobs of churches and the pastors to teach the commandments and to help us to live by them?

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