TEN COMMANDMENTS

Freedom From Religion Foundation to challenge North Dakota’s Ten Commandments Law

FARGO (KVRR) – A non-profit group that works to oppose religious displays on public property says a new North Dakota law that allows the Ten Commandments in public schools is unconstitutional. “The North Dakota law flouts the Constitution in an attempt to sneak religion and Christian nationalism into public schools,” according to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. “Of course, FFRF…

Burgum signs Ten Commandments school bill

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill designed to protect schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms. Burgum’s endorsement comes after attorneys and school officials warned the legislation is unconstitutional and would spur costly and unwinnable legal fights. Hoping to fend off legal challenges, the House amended the bill…

North Dakota House approves amended Ten Commandments bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House passed a bill that allows public schools to display the Ten Commandments. The bill was amended to say the Ten Commandments would be displayed as part of a display of historical documents. Supporters say the amendment would help the bill survive a legal challenge.  Opponents have said the issue would likely end up…

North Dakota warned Ten Commandments bill could lead to lawsuits

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers are being warned that a bill seeking to shield schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms is unconstitutional. Attorneys and education officials say the bill would lead to costly and unwinnable legal fights in federal court. They told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the bill likely violates…

Lawmakers recommend approval for North Dakota public schools to display Ten Commandments

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A North Dakota legislative committee is recommending that lawmakers approve a measure that would allow local school districts to post the Ten Commandments. Edinburg Republican Sen. Janna Myrdal sponsored the measure. Myrdal said the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution based on the Ten Commandments. “We need to get back to it” Mydal said. Grand Forks Democratic…