“But it’s a historical statue!” was the weak-ass defense of the legislators who placed a huge monument to the Ten Commandments in a courthouse in New Mexico. “The fact that it promotes a specific God and religion to the exclusion of all others, and the fact that there are absolutely no other similar monuments anywhere else on this property is meaningless.”
Fortunately, a judge who actually took the time to read the Constitution (you know, that document all the legislators swore on their Holy Book to obey) said “Give me a break, what are you, stupid?“
Okay, that’s not a direct quote, but you get the gist.
We’ve been through this many times before, and will continue to go through it again and again as Christians in America think that since they are the majority religion, everyone else can just suck it up. And then when people say, “Hey, you know, I don’t really think this is allowed under the Constitution” and fight back, the Christians respond that we’re waging a War on Christianity.
Trust me, if Muslims, Hindu, Jews or Wiccans were doing this, it will still violate the Constitution. That’s how it works, you see.
You want a monument to the Ten Commandments? Fine, put it on your own property. But public property belongs to all of us, which means you can’t favor one and not the others. This is why even Satanists have been able to fight to get equal time on public property.
Don’t like it? Then stop doing it. Prohibit all religious symbols on public property and there’s no problem.