Do the 10 Commandments Belong on Public School Classroom Walls?

This week, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed a law requiring public school teachers to feature a poster of the 10 Commandments in their classrooms. While many conservatives are hailing the law as a victory, it is likely to be struck down in the courts.

Landry indicated that he’s looking forward to the legal battle, saying, “I can’t wait to get sued.”

“If you want to respect the rule of law, you’ve got to start from the original lawgiver, which was Moses,” he said while signing the bill.

Opponents of the law are citing the establishment clause of the constitution, arguing that requiring public school teachers to post an explicitly religious text on their classroom walls is a religious liberty violation.

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the wisdom of such a law. Is it necessary? Is it prudent?

In our discussion, we explore what we believe to be the best and worst arguments for and against this law, as well as the dangers of pulling Scripture out of context to make it a cultural icon.


READ: What Does It Really Mean To Take the Lord’s Name in Vain?
READ: Why Christians Should Support Religious Liberty for Everyone, Including Non-Christians
LISTEN: 5 Hot Takes on the 10 Commandments


WATCH: Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signs bill requiring schools to post 10 Commandments in the classroom into law
READ: Clergy, Parents File Suit Against Louisiana Ten Commandments Law


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