The purpose of Our Conscience weblog is to facilitate a greater discussion and understanding of church and state separation in our community and in others. Underlying this is the value that each individual should be allowed to follow the dictates of his or her own conscience without influence, coercion, or direction from the State when it comes to matters of religion.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Mobile Register: Judge wears Ten Commandments on his robe

Our Conscience

Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Staff Reporter

A rural Alabama judge began wearing a robe embroidered with the Ten Commandments to his Andalusia courtroom this week, echoing the statement made by the state Supreme Court chief justice ousted over a Ten Commandments display.

Covington County Presiding Circuit Court Judge Ashley McKathan said he ordered the robe and had it embroidered using his own money. He said he did it because he felt strongly that he should stand up for his personal religious convictions.

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Blogger rnrstar said...

What is their fundamental connection between the 10 Commandments and the First Amendment? They keep talking about it but never define it. How could "Thou shall have no false gods before me" possibly be related to the First Amendment other than to remind us of the importance of the separation of church and state defined in the First Amendment.

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