Texas Lawmakers Push for Ten Commandments in Every Classroom
New legislation would mandate religious paraphernalia in public schools
A bill in the Texas legislature would require public schools to display the Ten Commandments in each classroom.
Texas and other states have made numerous previous attempts to enshrine the Ten Commandments in schools, but recent rulings from the conservative Supreme Court indicate that their efforts could be closer to fruition.
House bill, S.B. 1515, specifies that a poster or framed copy of the Ten Commandments, at least 16 inches by 20 inches, should be visible “conspicuously” in every classroom. The bill, which is set to be discussed in the Senate this week, also requires that public schools accept any donations of such Ten Commandment posters and if the school has extra copies, they must donate them to other schools rather than discarding them.
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