Fargo Officials Have Spent More Than $120,000 of Taxpayer Money to Defend a Ten Commandments Monument


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A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a Ten Commandments monument in the city of Fargo, North Dakota.

By Hemant MehtaFriendly Atheist

It was donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1958 and was the only religious monument of its kind on city property. Long story short, it remains there even after two separate legal challenges.

The most recent one involved the Red River Freethinkers offering to pay for their own secular monument to be erected nearby the Ten Commandments one. But rather than allow that to happen, the city council voted on a new policy stating that no one else could put up a monument on the property. If that sounds illegal, that’s because it totally is. Last week, however, an Appeals Court ruled 2-1 in favor of the city.

I’m happy to say that Charles Sawicki, the president of the freethinkers group, says the fight’s not over yet:

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