State Senate approves Ten Commandments bill

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A bill that would amend the state constitution to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on public property and public schools was approved by the Alabama Senate on Tuesday.

Sponsored by Lineville-Republican Sen. Gerald DialSB181 was approved 23-3, after Dial rationalized that displaying the Ten Commandments might help prevent another school shooting.

In order to stand up to constitutional muster, Dial’s bill requires the Ten Commandments to “be displayed in a manner that complies with constitutional requirements, including, but not limited to, being intermingled with historical or educational items, or both, in a larger display.”

This marks the 14th time Dial has introduced the Ten Commandments legislation. The Senate has approved it several times, but it has always failed in the House.

It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives for approval.

If measure passes the House, it would then go before voters for referendum.


  1. Galatians 4:8 “But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, where unto ye desire again to be in bondage? ” The terms weak (ἀσθενῆ) and beggarly (πτωχὰ) in the original language are the exact same terms as sickness (ἀσθενῆ) and poverty (πτωχὰ) in the 4 gospels when Jesus healed the sick and blessed the beggar like Bartimaeus. So Paul was saying those who have become believers of Christ but go back to the old covenant (ten commandments) will not get blessing but curses of the law including sickness…

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