The statement came after magistrates moved to keep the documents on display after a unanimous vote was taken to do so at a special called meeting Friday, November 30th.
The meeting had been prompted after the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against Grayson, Mercer, Rowan, and Garrard counties in Kentucky for posting the religious document.
ACLU attorney David Friedman has been quoted as saying that since September 11th many people have found peace in religion, but it's wrong for the government to sanction religion. He sees it as government imposing religious views on its people.
There were no such views expressed in the Grayson County meeting. The only words heard when the subject of the 10 Commandments came up was "Amen!"
The crowd gathered for the meeting filled the old courtroom. It seats 360 and there were several folks forced to stand around the room's perimeter for lack of an empty seat.
Judge Logsdon asked Bro. Chester Shartzer to lead the group in prayer at the start of the meeting. He asked God for wisdom in the court's decision making that night.
Logsdon announced that the court, nor any of its members had been formally served with any court documents relating to the lawsuit. At that time the magistrates moved to leave the Commandments on display until such a time that papers were served on the court or its members. 'When we are served the matter will then be turned over to the American Center for Law and Justice, said Logsdon.
The meeting was then adjourned. Logsdon stated that the room had been reserved by attorney Judy Webb Sipes. She addressed the crowd with her views on the situation. "For too long we have set back and let government tell us what to do! Take a look at the First Amendment. There is no mention of separation of church and state," stated Sipes. She went on to say that she and other christians believed that the Bible was a divinely inspired book, but the 10 Commandments were in God's handwriting.