BOOM! New law in Louisiana says Ten Commands must be displayed in school classrooms!

A new law in Louisiana, signed by Governor Landry today, says that beginning in 2025 a poster of the Ten Commandments must be displayed in every public school classroom.

The posters won’t be paid for with taxpayer money, but rather donations.

Here’s more from the AP:

Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry on Wednesday.

The GOP-drafted legislation mandates that a poster-sized display of the Ten Commandments in “large, easily readable font” be required in all public classrooms, from kindergarten to state-funded universities.

Opponents question the law’s constitutionality, warning that lawsuits are likely to follow. Proponents say the purpose of the measure is not solely religious, but that it has historical significance. In the law’s language, the Ten Commandments are described as “foundational documents of our state and national government.”

The displays, which will be paired with a four-paragraph “context statement” describing how the Ten Commandments “were a prominent part of American public education for almost three centuries,” must be in place in classrooms by the start of 2025.

The posters would be paid for through donations. State funds will not be used to implement the mandate, based on language in the legislation.

The law also “authorizes” — but does not require — the display of the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and the Northwest Ordinance in K-12 public schools.

Obviously I love this new law, but I expect some activist judge to block it. I would say this case will have to go to the Supreme Court, but Louisiana sits in the 5th district and they may uphold the new law and that might be the end of it.


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