DAILY CATHOLIC     MONDAY     November 23, 1998     vol. 9, no. 229

NEWS & VIEWS
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FLORIDA STATE SENATOR PROPOSES TEN COMMANDMENTS BILL

          TALLAHASSEE (CWNews.com) - A Florida state senator filed a bill on Thursday to allow the posting of the Ten Commandments in any public place in the state, including government buildings, courtrooms, and classrooms.

          Sen. John Grant, R-Tampa, said his bill challenges the notion that the US Constitution guarantees freedom from religion, not freedom of religion. He said that religious people, who are not Jews or Christians, should not feel threatened by the placement of a document which had a strong influence on the formation of the laws of this country.

          The bill is similar to a bill introduced into the US Congress last year by Rep. Bob Aderholt, R-Alabama. That measure was not passed out of committee, but Aderholt said he would resubmit it next year.


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