Wisdom from Louisiana

Wisdom from Louisiana

Wisdom from Louisiana

A faith leader says students aren't the only ones who need daily reminders about the Ten Commandments.

Findings vary, but several polls in recent years have revealed many people struggle to name all or even some of the Ten Commandments. As a result, Pastor Joseph Parker, director of outreach for the American Family Association (AFA), encourages people of all ages to learn and pray the Ten Commandments.

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"We're rejoicing that Louisiana was wise enough to have them put on display in their classrooms, but there are lots of Christian homes that don't have them on display," says Parker. "I would encourage every couple, every family to put them on display in your home."

He advises churches to do the same.

"You might think don't all churches have them on display? No, they don't," Parker asserts. "It's wise to put them on display in your church building."

Louisiana – which is being sued over its new Ten Commandments requirement – wants a poster-sized display of the commandments in "large, easily readable font" in all public classrooms from kindergarten to state-funded universities.

Talking about this at the bill signing, Governor Jeff Landry (R-Louisiana) said, "If you want to respect the rule of law, you've got to start from the original lawgiver, which was Moses," who got the commandments from God.

Similar bills requiring the Ten Commandments be displayed in classrooms have been proposed in other states, including Texas, Oklahoma, and Utah.

Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.