Ten Commandments Legislation Dies in Texas House

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(ConservativeHub.com) – On Tuesday, May 23, a Texas House bill designed to make it mandatory for the Ten Commandments to be displayed in the classrooms of public schools died after not making its deadline.

The legislation made its way through the state Senate last month. It would mandate that a poster of the Ten Commandments, big enough to be viewed and read by everyone in a classroom, would need to be posted in each public school classroom. The next step for the bill was to face a vote in the House, but it ended up missing its Tuesday evening deadline and is now dead in the water for the time being.

The bill has created a significant amount of controversy among lawmakers about the divide between church and state. It is part of a general attempt to boost religion in public schools, according to The Hill.

Christian groups have been particularly emboldened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision after they ruled in favor of a coach that prayed with his team on the field. In their view, this decision has created a pathway for introducing more religion in public education.

The bill has come at a time when Christian nationalist views have grown in prominence. According to polling by the Public Religion Research Institute, the majority of Republicans are supportive or sympathetic with the belief that the U.S. needed to be a Christian country.

What do you think of the Texas bill? Should the Ten Commandments be posted in US classrooms?

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