One would not think that it should matter how a case comes to a court or judge, but it seems that someone has finally realized that it has everything to do with the case. How were you affected as a person? Were you really offended? Will the removal of this offensive object affect you in the future? All of this came to bear on a case in Pennsylvania.
Christian News reports:
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the presence of a Ten Commandments monument at a local high school, declaring that the complainants have not suffered injury from the display.
For years, liberal judges, biased by their personal beliefs, have worked off the assumption that there is a Constitutional priority when hearing these cases. They have come at the issue this way because any other approach will likely lead to the plaintiff losing. The reason is simple: when we get right down to brass tacks, there is not offense or recourse without decrying Constitutional rights.
Christian News continued:
“Plaintiffs … have failed to establish that they were forced to come into ‘direct, regular, and unwelcome contact’ with the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of Valley High School,” wrote U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry wrote on Monday.
In other words, the plaintiffs had brought a case to bring a case. They had no real injury to back this lawsuit. They were not bothered by the statue, they simply wanted make the school remove it. Therefore, the judge ruled that there was no standing for the case to move forward.
Christian News reported:
In 2012, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed a lawsuit against the display on behalf of local resident Marie Schaub and her daughter, who complained that they were disturbed by the monument’s presence.
On Monday, McVerry outlined in his ruling that Schaub had only seen the monument two or three times. Her daughter—whose name has not been released—also testified that she didn’t pay much attention to the display while on campus. The girl also no longer attends Valley High School.
This is a victory for the school and for the locals who wish for the sixty-year old monument to remain. They are free to keep this monument that will remind them from where law comes. If we are not willing to fight for such things they will be lost to us and our children.
The law of our country has been based on the Law of God embodied in the Ten Commandments. These have been neglected by the Church, and we have to return to them before it is too late. This is the topic of my book, An Everlasting Covenant. Buy it on Amazon today.