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10 Commandments Coming Montague Co. Courthouse

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Montague County Commissioners are bringing God into their courtrooms.The Court voted unanimously on Monday to allow copies of the Ten Commandments to be displayed in the current county court room and in a new courtroom under construction. They're also allowing the religious text to be a part of a new veterans memorial outside the courthouse.

Leading the charge at Monday's meeting was Montague County Cowboy Church Pastor Joe Caballero. The pastor told Newschannel 6, it's time to involve God in parts of the community beyond his congregation.

In 2005 the United States Supreme Court handed down 2 decisions about displaying the commandments in government buildings. The first said the Commandments could be displayed outside the Texas State Capitol. The other decision banned 2 county courtrooms in Kentucky from displaying the commandments, citing a violation of the 1st Amendment.

Newschannel 6 also reached out to the County Judge, Tommie Sappington. We were told the Judge was out for the day. We reached Precinct 2 Commissioner James Gamblin via phone, he said "We all felt it would be good to put God back in the government here."

Jack Lamson, Newschannel 6

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