6/17/11: School Battles Liberal Groups Over Ten Commandments

The Giles County School Board in Virginia is preparing for a long, costly court battle for approving to re-hang the Ten Commandments in district schools.

After being pressured to remove the Commandments from school halls last December, the board voted to put them back on display among nine other historical documents.

Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel, who is advising the board pointed out that “This particular display…has been upheld three times by three different courts of appeal decisions.” He is “very confident” the district will prevail.

The ACLU and the Freedom from Religion Foundation have vowed to sue, and Staver says it would help if the Public Expression of Religion Act, which made it through the U.S. House in 2006 but failed in the Senate, had passed.

The opposition groups represent two anonymous families who say they will file suit in U.S. District Court.