A Ten Commandments monument has been on the campus of a Pennsylvania junior high school for the last 58 years. But thanks to a single complaint, a judge has suddenly deemed it unconstitutional.
The complaint, picked up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), was issued by a student during the 2012-2013 school year. After the offense was made known, the school covered the monument with plywood and planned on moving the 4.5-foot stone plank to another location, according to EAGnews.org. But as public backlash increased, school officials reversed their decision. That's when FFRF stepped in and sued.
The report notes that in August, a judge ruled in favor of FFRF and ruled the monument unconstitutional, but because the student is no longer in attendance, decided against having it removed. But district directors voted to give it back to the organization that donated it nearly 60 years ago, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
And all for the low, low price of $64,00, charged to the district.
This story is just another echo of similar stories that continue to creep up in cities and states across America: the slow, sanitization of the country's founding principles.
But then again, this is Obama's America.