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Ten Commandments are public already; don't impose in court

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?

A: Support, but only in a manner consistent with the Constitution and the First Amendment.

Q: Is posting the Ten Commandments in courtrooms consistent with the Constitution and the First Amendment?

A: The Ten Commandments is a religious statement and is connected to the Hebrew religion. If the Court makes it seem like it is imposing the Ten Commandments as law, this shows bias in favor of one religion and whoever put it there should recuse when someone before the court as a litigant does not share that faith. It is better not to have it there. Most communities have so many churches, there are plenty of opportunities to see the Ten Commandments in public. It can be a display on every church grounds, and at the gates of cemeteries.

Source: OnTheIssues follow-up with 2018 Indiana Senate candidate , Mar 2, 2018

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