Commandments Georgia Press Release 2/2/06:
House Bill 941 Passes 140 - 26
" I don't know how you oppose displaying
documents of such historical significance....they literally
are the backbone of this country." - Glenn Richardson, House
Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.
This was the Speaker's response to House
Bill 941 that would allow local governments to display
copies of the Ten Commandments along with other historical
documents such as the Mayflower Compact and the Declaration
of Independence. This bill has passed (February 1, 2006)
with overwhelming support from both parties in our state.
In light of recent court battles
regarding the public display of the Ten Commandments, this
appears to be the best alternative at this time. I have
stated on other occasions that we at Ten Commandments
Georgia support the display of any documents in government
buildings that accurately and truthfully reflect our
country's founding. We especially support those which show
the historical fact that we started out as a country that
openly and unapologetically acknowledged God. We also
believe that this acknowledgement in no way substantiates an
establishment or endorsement of a religious system of laws
or codes that force people to be something they do not want
to be. Historically, however, there was a Judeo-Christian
basis in the founding and sustaining of our country.
We believe that publicly acknowledging
these historical facts will enable this country to regain
its moral standard to progress and advance again as a people
who know true life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as
was intended by our forefathers.
It is our hope that the Senate version of
H.B. 941 will pass and be signed into law. We want future
generations to be reminded of their heritage and to continue
to return to that which made our country great.
Michael R. Griffin, Sr.
Ten Commandments - Georgia, Inc.