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Bloomington Indiana bans ten commandments but sets up Buddha display

Buddha is welcome but the Bible is banned at the Bloomington, Ind., city hall after officials booted a display of the Ten Commandments erected by Christians wanting equal treatment with the Far East religion promoted by the Dalai Lama.

A WND request for comment from Mayor Mark Kruzan wasn’t immediately returned, but a team of Christians upset over the promotion of Buddhism told WND they are seeking legal advice about their next step.

The dispute arose over a display of religious statues of Buddha and other items, including religious cloth paintings, erected in the Bloomington City Hall to coincide with a coming visit of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s leader of Buddhism.

Amy Bernitt, one of the Christians who made arrangements for the Ten Commandments to be made available for a similar display about Christianity, told WND a few hours after the stone tablets were delivered for display in City Hall, “I got a very rude call from public works, telling us the Ten Commandments had been taken down and we need to come get them.”

The tablets were delivered and set up by a volunteer team of Christians after city officials declined to respond to the group’s multiple telephone and e-mail requests about the procedure used to erect the Buddhist display. ::Read More::



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