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Granholm flip-flop on Ten Commandments

January 4, 2006

“Three days later, Our Lady of Lansing is singing a different hymn. Seems her earlier comments drew an enthusiastic response from the American Family Association of Michigan, which says it wants the guv’s help in displaying the Ten Commandment Monument…”


METRO TIMES
Detroit, Michigan
January 4, 2006

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And God said unto her, “Thou shalt not flip-flop�

In a taping of public television’s Off the Record, Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she doesn’t have a problem with having the Ten Command-ments displayed at the Capitol. “I know that will make some people mad,� the gutsy guv says. “That is just recognizing some universal values.

Three days later, Our Lady of Lansing is singing a different hymn. Seems her earlier comments drew an enthusiastic response from the American Family Association of Michigan, which says it wants the guv’s help in displaying the Ten Commandment Monument that was ordered out of the rotunda of the state judicial building in Montgomery, Ala., and making a national tour. At that point, a backpedaling Jen tells the Associated Press: “I’m not interested in violating the United States Constitution. I was really speaking personally.�

Then the state House passes a bill calling for posting the Ten Commandments on public land, if it can be done in compliance with recent court rulings. In October, a 12-member committee — which includes four Granholm appointees — begins meeting to consider the issue. The guv’s spokesgal, Liz Boyd, tells the AP her boss is open to displaying the commandments if it can be done in a constitutionally acceptable manner, but that there aren’t “many concrete answers at this time.�
http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=8688

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