The Case for Displaying the Ten Commandments in Schools

Lousiana has triggered a conversation we need to have

Brian Tubbs
9 min readJun 25, 2024
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By now, you’ve heard that Louisiana enacted a law requiring all public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments. As expected, there are already legal challenges underway — and the case will likely (eventually) make its way to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Many Medium writers have weighed in on this (along with numerous other pundits and commentators around the Internet). The issue will likely come up in Thursday’s presidential debate — Donald Trump has already expressed his support.

It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of Medium writers who have written on this have done so in opposition. Anyone who spends any time on Medium — and sees which articles get the most attention and support — quickly sees which way Medium leans politically. It ain’t to the right.

I almost didn’t weigh in on this issue. Honestly, I’m tired of the anger and extremism I too often see online when it comes to religion and politics. And this issue involves both.

Not only that but when I try to offer a more moderate or centrist perspective (which I often do), that doesn’t get much attention or encouragement here on Medium. Yes, I’m aware that may just be…