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Myth 6: American Law is based on Biblical Law.

May 12, 2015 1 comment

I recently read an article called Myths about Homosexuality, America, and the Kingdom of God by Luke Dockery (lukedockery.com). While I disagree with a lot of what he has written, I can respect his interest in thinking critically about his views and supporting them with proper evidence–biblically and constitutionally. Also, I found myself agreeing with him on several points. I could spend a whole lot of words discussing each of his myths in detail, but instead I think a better approach is to add an additional myth, Myth 6, which is almost a corollary to his Myth 4.

Myth 6: Biblical Law is the foundation of American Law.

Several court houses and state houses around the country have Ten Commandments monuments. Atheist organizations often try to get these monuments removed as they claim the monuments on state property violate the establishment clause of the first amendment. I’m not arguing for or against them in this piece. That said, the argument made for the constitutionality of state sanctioned biblical monuments is that the 10 commandments are the foundation of American Law.

This is observably false, and can be shown easily.

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