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Louisiana to Become the First State Mandating 10 Commandments to be Displayed in All Schools and Universities

Louisiana is gearing to become the first state which will require the display of the Ten Commandments at all schools that receive public funding, which includes colleges and universities. 

The new bill mandates the text of the Ten Commandments to be printed on a poster of 11 inches by 14 inches with the words as “the central focus” of the document.

A group of civil rights organizations, including the ACLU, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a joint statement which opposed the legislation. 

The statement notes the bill “requires a specific version of the Ten Commandments” and displays departing from it “would violate state law.”

The bill passed the state Senate with a landslide 30-8 vote Thursday, but also requires a second vote at the House before it lands in the hands of Governor Jeff Landry for signature.

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