Jul 22, 2016
Date Resolved

AU received a complaint that a county board of supervisors had decided to hang a Ten Commandments display in a government building because a local private theater had displayed a mural of the Hindu deity Shiva and local Christian leaders had become upset. We wrote to the county to explain that posting a Christian religious document in a government building in retaliation for the private display of a mural depicting a non-Christian deity is unconstitutional. The county responded that it was convening a committee to investigate whether the Commandments could be posted legally, but our complainant informs us that the Commandments display was never put up and that the matter appears to have been quietly dropped.