Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

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Church, State & Hollywood

Pondering whether the US separation of Church and State is more than facing doors across the corridor after perlmonger came up with the scarily perky, I spotted a reference to the Supreme Court decision about when displaying the Ten Commandments is religious and when it's secular. In Texas, six-foot-tall tombstone-like monument donated to the state 40 years ago by a civic group, the Fraternal Order of Eagles is secular. Possibly because "scores of similar monuments were donated to cities and towns across the nation as part of a promotion for Cecil DeMille's epic movie 'The Ten Commandments'."

Today we'd get a cardboard cutout ;-)
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