Council to appeal 10 Commandments decision

Council to appeal 10 Commandments decision

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bloomfield City Council is appealing a judge’s decision forcing them to remove the 10 Commandments Monument in front of City Hall.

The district court judge agreed the monument endorsed religion which is a violation of the first amendment.

The ACLU helped a group of Wiccan’s sue over the monument back in 2012.

On Wednesday the council voted unanimously to appeal,

City officials argued in court that the 10 commandments is historical and does not violate the law.

The monument is five foot tall and weighs 3,000 pounds. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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