Four high schools in the Adams County/Ohio Valley School District have removed their Ten Commandments monuments as required by a judicial ruling last year.
Barry Baker filed a lawsuit against the school district in 1999 seeking the removal of the monuments as a violation of the Constitutional separation of Church and State. The judge ruled last year in his favor and ordered the monuments to be remove on first business day after the end of the 2002/2003 school year. Needless to say this has not sat well with some of the locals and many of them turned up to protest the removal resulting in about 30 people being taken into custody and later released without being charged.
As is par for the course at these events, many of the protesters demonstrated their complete lack of understanding of the realities of the situation:
“It’s a little heartbreaking. Our children and grandchildren have the right to read those commandments at any time they want.”—Protester Terry Lewis
And nothing has changed in that regard. Your children