Flynn Discusses Ten Commandments Bill

Posted/updated on: November 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

VAN — Should Texas teachers be allowed to post the Ten Commandments in their classrooms? One East Texas lawmaker says yes. State Representative Dan Flynn of Van has filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that forbids Texas school boards from prohibiting the posting of the Ten Commandments. It’s an issue that has seen legal challenges before, and Flynn acknowledges the idea won’t be popular with everyone. According to Flynn, “Just about every bill that’s filed in the Texas Legislature or Unites States Congress, somebody has an issue with. And if you only file bills that you feel like are immune to lawsuits, you probably wouldn’t be doing much work.” Flynn says he’s gotten support for the bill from parents, teachers and even students. He adds that since the Commandments are posted on the Capitol grounds and even at the U.S. Supreme Court, the classroom shouldn’t be off limits.

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