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Fri Jun 21, 2024, 12:45 PM Jun 21

Ten Commandments lawmaker who can't 'fathom' outrage gets schooled [View all]


'Christian theocracy': Ten Commandments lawmaker who can’t 'fathom' outrage gets schooled

David BadashJune 20, 2024

Louisiana Republican state Rep. Lauren Ventrella, an attorney who co-authored the bill, told CNN Thursday afternoon she couldn’t even “fathom” why anyone would be upset over the government mandating a religious text be posted on the walls of every classroom.

“Why is it so preposterous that we would want our students to have the option to have some good principles instilled in them if they don’t hear it at home, let them read it in the classroom,” Ventrella told CNN’s Boris Sanchez.…

… and it’s not really an option if you’re requiring it to be put up in the wall of the classroom. What do you say to the parents of students or even teachers who don’t share your religious views?” “Don’t look at it,” Ventrella angrily replied. “What would you say if your child had to go to a classroom in which the Five Pillars of Islam were required to be on the wall? How would you feel?” Sanchez replied. “Again, this is not about the Five Pillars of Islam. This bill specifically states, the Ten Commandments, it is a historical document,” she claimed.

“Interesting State Rep. Ventrella says if students aren’t hearing about the Ten Commandments in the home they should hear it in school — which contradicts numerous bills they passed against schools teaching things parents don’t want taught,” observed Nexstar’s capitol bureau chief Shannon Heckt remarked.


(Not even circular logic. Is this a debate technique taught at Bible camp? Seems I heard something about how these ‘warriors’ are trained at a young age…?)

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there are none so blind as he who will not see. maxsolomon Jun 21 #1
It's punishment for parents who do not teach their kids "Christian" values. Irish_Dem Jun 21 #2
Just my opinion atreides1 Jun 21 #4
Yes but they want everyone else to toe the line. Irish_Dem Jun 21 #5
Their line malaise Jun 21 #11
Yes people don't accept their dogma voluntarily. Irish_Dem Jun 21 #12
Absolutely correct malaise Jun 21 #14
Flip it!!! Grins Jun 21 #3
The GQP reminds me of Salem, Massachusetts - witch trials................... Lovie777 Jun 21 #6
The 10 Commandments is NOT "a historical document." pandr32 Jun 21 #7
Not even a Bible version: cbabe Jun 21 #8
The Five Pillars of Islam are also historical. tblue37 Jun 21 #9
I'd like to see this attacked by religionists for using a wrong/false version. RockRaven Jun 21 #10
Most won't care. Igel Jun 21 #23
Post it next to this one. DJ Porkchop Jun 21 #13
ignorant asshole needs to be disbarred. She clearly does not know the Constitution. CurtEastPoint Jun 21 #15
It's pretty obvious she doesn't care about the Constitution. joshdawg Jun 21 #18
They are not her students. LiberalFighter Jun 21 #16
Which version gets posted? surfered Jun 21 #17
It is even more fragmented than that. Wikipedia differentiates 8 variations. RockRaven Jun 21 #20
No ones stopping anyone from hanging them in their homes for kids to see.... Karadeniz Jun 21 #19
Squirm. Tie yourself into a pretzel. BWdem4life Jun 21 #21
I always saw the 10 commandments as a bible story. There is no proof it's an histroical document. patphil Jun 21 #22
"Don't look at it" Skittles Jun 21 #24
Someone there needs to introduce a bill to put the "5 Pillars of Islam" up on the wall. GoodRaisin Jun 22 #25
Arrogance: an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or .... SupportSanity Jun 22 #26
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