Some residents in southeastern New Mexico are opposing calls from civil liberties advocates to remove a Ten Commandments monument from public property.
The residents, citing religious concerns, crowded a commissioners’ meeting this week in Hobbs to speak out against another group’s effort to take down the monument, the Hobbs News-Sun reports .
“I was raised (in Hobbs) all my life,” resident Cassandra Lawson told the Hobbs City Commission on Tuesday. “And I stand before you to say that the Ten Commandments (are) the decalogue upon which our nation is founded.”
The move came after members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation said the Hobbs monument violated First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the separation of church and state. US NEWS
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