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The Ten Commandments Decisions

Today’s commentary, Two Decisions, Two Worldviews–The Ten Commandments Decisions, considers the meaning and impact of the two decisions handed down yesterday.
The decisions aside, this is a good opportunity for Christians to remember the importance of the Ten Commandments. As Martin Luther instructed: “God threatens to punish everyone who breaks these commandments. We should be afraid of His anger because of this and not violate such commandments. But He promises grace and all good things to those who keep such commandments. Because of this, we, too, should love Him, trust Him, and willingly do what His commandments require.” [from Luther's Small Catechism]
LINKS FOR THE PERPLEXED: Supreme Court of the United States, decision in the case, McCreary County, Kentucky, et. al. v. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, et. al.; in the case, Van Orden v. Perry [TX]. Press coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Statements and documents from The American Center for Law and Justice [ACLJ], People for the American Way [PAW], American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU], The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, The Interfaith Alliance; Amicus Briefs: ACLJ for Texas Case, Becket Fund for Kentucky case, Becket Fund for Texas case, The Interfaith Alliance and Baptist Joint Committee in the Texas case, TIA and BJC on the Kentucky case.