Failed Texas Bill To Have 10 Commandments In Classrooms

CNN reports that an attempt by some Texas lawmakers to put the 10 Commandments in every classroom has failed. The Republican-controlled Texas State House failed to advance a controversial bill on Tuesday that would have required public schools to display the Ten Commandments in every classroom.

  • (ABOVE) Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who was then state Attorney General, attends a press conference celebrating a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing a Ten Commandments monument to stand outside the State Capitol in 2005 in Austin, Texas.


  1. Is it wrong to mandate the scripture of a religious tradition in classrooms?

2) Would it be appropriate to display The Golden Rule, which has appeared in many religious and non

religious contexts throughout history?

3) Instead of banning the ten commandments in classrooms, would it be a better idea to display it

along with the moral codes of many other world religions and secular sources? They are an

influential part of our history …