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Sandpoint Wants Monument To Stay

Almost every chair in Sandpoint's Council Chamber was filled Wednesday night for the discussion of the Ten Commandment Monument in Farmin Park. “I just wanted to come out today and be able to say that the monument is a historical document and it represents a foundation for many people's beliefs here,” Mike Clark said. The four-decade-old gift from the Fraternal Order of Eagles is stirring controversy due to its placement on public property. In November, the City received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a non-profit based out of Wisconsin that advocates for separation between church and state. Their message: move the monument out of the park or face legal consequences. Now, the City is looking at what the majority wants, and so far it looks like they want it to stay/KXLY. More here.

Question: Should Sandpoint fight this move by an outside organization to challenge the 10 Commandment monument at Farmin Park?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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