Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing a New Kensington,
Pennsylvania, high school over a Ten Commandments display.
FFRF sued on behalf of two students and their parents who object
to the monument at Valley High School, which was placed there
decades ago by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Counsel's Mat Staver is reminded of a Texas Supreme Court
decision in favor of a Ten Commandments monument because it had
been there for years without objection prior to the lawsuit. Staver
is hopeful of a similar decision for New Kensington.
"No one has complained about it until the Freedom
From Religion Foundation filed its lawsuit," he tells OneNewsNow.
"It obviously has not caused anyone offense. It hasn't caused an
establishment of religion and it hasn't even intended to establish
Staver believes the lawsuit is frivolous and just another
attempt to "eradicate our heritage and history from the public
marketplace," and to exercise a hecklers' veto.
"That's what Freedom From Religion Foundation essentially is
arguing is that they ought to be the individual entity that is able
to veto anything that has any religious heritage or history," he
"The Constitution does not set up Freedom From Religion
Foundation as being the censor of all the monuments and religious
words and sayings or history of America --but that's in fact what
they're trying to make themselves out to be."