The Ten Commandments Controversy: A First Amendment Perspective (revised 2005)
Posted: July 19, 2005
Opposition to state-sponsored posting of the Ten Commandments does not arise out of hostility to the timeless values conveyed in Exodus 20:1-17. Rather, it arises out of a profound respect for the diversity of religions in America today -- those that embrace Biblical law and those that derive their ethics and values from other texts. By adhering to the principle and spirit of separation of church and state we best fulfill the Constitution's legacy of religious liberty for all Americans.