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Ten Commandments Debate Returns to Giles Co.

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PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) -- Dozens of Giles County residents packed a school board meeting to demand that education leaders repost copies of the Bible's Ten Commandments in all county schools.

Reports say members of a Baptist church congregation were among those in the crowd wearing T-shirts and carrying posters and bumper stickers in support of the display.

The Ten Commandments were up on school walls in Giles County for at least a decade next to framed copies of the U.S. Constitution. The school district removed the display in December and again in February because of lawsuit threats.

School board Chairman J.B. Buckland says the board will take up the proposal June 7 after consulting with its attorney, who had previously advised that such Christian displays represent unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.

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