As a non-lifelong citizen of Mississippi, I ask someone out there to please shoot me.
Mississippi moves toward posting Commandments in public buildings.
By Associated Press
Published March 31, 2005
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour indicated Wednesday he was inclined to sign a bill that would require all public buildings to have postings of the Ten Commandments, “In God We Trust” and excerpts from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
The Mississippi House overwhelmingly approved the measure on a 97-15 vote with little debate Wednesday. The Senate approved it Tuesday on a 40-4 vote, but not before one lawmaker tried to kill the bill.
Barbour spokesman Pete Smith said “the governor is inclined to sign” the bill into law.
Democratic Sen. Johnnie Walls unsuccessfully tried to kill the bill Tuesday.
“What we’re attempting to do here is proselytize our religion,” he said. “We’re setting ourselves up for a lot of ridicule. Again, Mississippi will look less than progressive.”
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