Ten Commandments Monument In Connellsville Stirring Debate Over Holiday Season
CONNELLSVILLE (KDKA) — The controversy surrounding a Ten Commandments monument outside of Connellsville High School in Fayette County is continuing this holiday season.
Businesses across the area are now selling Ten Commandments posters and also signs that read “keep Christ in Christmas.”
One of the businesses selling the signs is the Family Dollar in Donegal. The signs were initially displayed in the window, but had to be moved behind the counter after someone complained.
The group, which is called Thou Shall Not Move, is encouraging people across the area to put the signs in their yard in support of the monument.
Back in September, the monument was covered after the school district was notified that an unidentified parent had complained about the monument to the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Since then, another group has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at making the district take down the monument.
Supporters of the monument want to move it to church grounds near its current location at the school.
Nearly 3,500 people across Fayette County have Ten Commandments posters in their yards in support of the cause.
The monument was donated to the school district more than 50 years ago by the local Eagles.