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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Worthy News)– A traditionalist group held a rally Monday in support of a display of the Ten Commandments at a Pennsylvania school after atheists legally tried to remove it from public property, according to the Christian Post.

The group's organizer, Pastor Ewing Marietta of Liberty Baptist Church in Uniontown, told The Christian Post that they hold a monthly rally in support of the monument at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Connellsville.

In the 1950s, the Connellsville Area School District erected a display of the Ten Commandments at Connellsville Junior High School as one of several displays placed on public property. But in September 2012, a staff attorney for the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) demanded that the displays be removed because they violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

But Marietta told the Post that as a citizen and former soldier, the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution couldn't have happened without the Ten Commandments.

"The Ten Commandments have both religious and secular significance. They are significant as one very important root of our government. If our young people do not understand where we have come from as a nation, they will not be able to understand where we need to be going."

Not surprisingly, FFRF co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor disagreed.

"Instead of protecting the freedom of conscience of students, they are sending a message that the First Amendment is trumped by the First Commandment," she said.

Although Connellsville had initially agreed to FFRF's demands, public outrage prohibited the removal of the displays; as a result, a lawsuit was filed by the FFRF on behalf of a local atheist.

10 Comments on this post.

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  • Tom Revalator
    15 June 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    atheist should be removed from societies they r cause of degragations

  • Brian Westley
    15 June 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    The headline should read "Atheists demand constitution be followed". Pastor Marietta simply wants to impose his religious views on other people's children.

  • Aaron Munyama
    15 June 2014 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    War of the kingdoms

  • WorldGoneCrazy
    15 June 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply
  • Alex Pace Goodwin
    15 June 2014 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Does anyone find it surreal the things we are hearing these days? God help this unbelievably and increasingly arrogant world – we need You more than ever :(

  • Michael Snow
    15 June 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply
    • Joe DeCaro
      16 June 2014 at 4:59 am - Reply

      Moral equivalence doesn't justify atheists, or anyone else from imposing their unbelief on others.

  • john
    15 June 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    They should keep their religion of atheism away from the rest of the country, as the separation of church (atheist) and state would have it, instead of forcing their religion on everyone else, in the same manner that jihadist do to other religions that don't accept their religious mentality. They ought to be classified as terrorists to christianity

  • Satan
    18 June 2014 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Silly xtains….thinking is for grown-ups…

  • Jesus Saves
    14 August 2014 at 7:52 am - Reply

    why takeaway the 10 Commandments and replace it with what a figment of atheist imaginations psychotic babblings hatred lawbreaking behaviours rebellion go create your own school for atheists. Atheist religion is just another FORM of HATRED against Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Our society does not need hatred it needs Jesus.

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