NM Candidate: Opponents of Our Ten Commandments Display Want a “Secular Utopia”

Feb 6, 2018

By Hemant Mehta

Hobbs, New Mexico is one of those cities that has a Ten Commandments monument outside the local courthouse. It’s been up there for decades. A couple of weeks ago, when an atheist activist spoke at a city council meeting about why it needed to be removed, he was essentially mocked by the elected officials.

One of them slapped his knee in laughter. Another argued about his interpretation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, before telling him, “Well, I think you should see if you can get the Constitution rewrote.” Another dismissed him because he had been seen at a local “Black Lives Matter” rally. And another said in a ranty monologue, “I hope we continue being — we will continue being a Christian community. I’m a Catholic and I’m a Christian.” (As if that mattered.)

I bring that up because elections for several of the seats for City Commission are taking place a month from now, and a man named Dennis Wayne Barcuch is running for the District 5 seat (currently occupied by knee-slapper Garry Buie).

Naturally, he’s hyping his religion as a selling point for his candidacy. He even said on Facebook on Sunday that, if elected, he would make sure the Ten Commandments monument stays right where it is.

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3 comments on “NM Candidate: Opponents of Our Ten Commandments Display Want a “Secular Utopia”

  • @OP – Naturally, he’s hyping his religion as a selling point for his candidacy. He even said on Facebook on Sunday that, if elected, he would make sure the Ten Commandments monument stays right where it is.

    Perhaps a monument inscribed with relevant sections of the US constitution – along with the first and GREAT COMMANDMENT:-

    Thou shalt not inflict your superstitious ignorance on other citizens while in public office!

    After all! – without these reminders, people might think that a courthouse is being run by legal illiterates! 🙂



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  • I think they should be reminded about the other set of ten commandments in Exodus 34, words supposedly first chiselled on the two tablets that Moses broke ( “And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments”.). These contain such gems as :

    (18) Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt.

    (19) The first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock.

    (20) Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons.

    It will be interesting to hear how they would align these clear commandments from their god with the Constitution. Maybe they should see if they can get the Constitution rewrote and get a load of lambs and donkeys ordered.



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  • rogeroney #2
    Feb 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Maybe they should see if they can get the Constitution rewrote and get a load of lambs and donkeys ordered.

    They seem to select candidates from a copious supply on donkeys, and are well provided with sheeples to vote for them too! 🙂



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