Crestview Ten Commandments


As Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore continues his fight to keep the Ten Commandments display in the state's Judicial Building, a similar argument is brewing in Northwest Florida.

The Crestview City Council is being threatened with a federal lawsuit centered around the separation of church and state.

In last month's general election, Crestview voters overwhelming voted for it, that's for the "Ten Commandments" to be displayed at City Hall.

This week, city officials received word from American United, an organization based in Washington DC, it will sue the city in federal court if the Ten Commandments are displayed.

Crestview Council woman Brenda Bush said she has a moral right to display it.

Longtime Crestview Mayor George Whitehurst is in favor of displaying the Ten Commandments. But he doesn't want the taxpayer to foot possible legal expenses.

Next Monday, the city council plans to discuss the Ten Commandment controversy during a workshop session.

Spokesman for American United said the group's position is that it's not the government's responsibility to promote religion and his organization will sue if Crestview displays the Ten Commandments.