Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) - Albright United Methodist Church - South Connellsville, Pennsyvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 39° 59.952 W 079° 35.326
17S E 620466 N 4428623
Quick Description: This is one of several monuments located in the Connellsville Area and one of two on the same street just 0.2 apart
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2014 6:15:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMMZBC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
"Thou Shall Not Move," a group dedicated to preserving a Ten Commandments display at a Pennsylvania public school against legal action from an atheist organization, held a rally Monday in support of the monument.

Pastor Ewing M. Marietta from Liberty Baptist Church in Uniontown, the group's organizer, told The Christian Post that "a good number of people" showed up to their rally earlier this week.

"We do these once a month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Connellsville on the third Thursday," said Marietta, regarding rallies held in favor of the monument.

In the 1950s, Connellsville Area School District placed a Ten Commandments display on the property of Connellsville Junior High School. It was one of numerous monuments placed on public property at the behest of groups like the Fraternal Order of Eagles in the mid-20th century.

In September 2012, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation demanded that the school district remove the Ten Commandments from the middle school.

The text is as follows:

TEN
COMMANDMENTS
Rock of Liberty
Exodus 20: I am the LORD thy GOD

I: Thou shalt have no
other gods before me

II: Thou shalt not make
any graven image

III: Thou shalt not take
the name of the lord
thy god in vain

IV: Remember the Sabbath
Day To Keep it holy

V: Honor thy mother and father

VI: Thou shalt not kill

VII: Thou shalt not commit
adultery

VIII: Thou shalt Not Steal

IX: Thou shalt not bear
false witness

X: Thou shalt not covet

In Memory of Thelma Coffman,
Minter Ralton Urbach and Benjamin Henry Urbach
Address:
1626 Pittsburgh Street South Connellsville, PA 15425


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