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Thelma Coffman, Minter Ralston Urbach, and Benjamin Henry Urbach - South Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member outdoorboy34
N 39° 59.952 W 079° 35.326
17S E 620466 N 4428623
Quick Description: This 10 Commandments monuments was recently dedicated in memory of three members of the church here.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2014 5:54:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMMZB6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
"Thou Shall Not Move," a group dedicated to preserving a Ten Commandments display at a Pennsylvania public school against legal action from an atheist organization, held a rally Monday in support of the monument.

Pastor Ewing M. Marietta from Liberty Baptist Church in Uniontown, the group's organizer, told The Christian Post that "a good number of people" showed up to their rally earlier this week.

"We do these once a month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Connellsville on the third Thursday," said Marietta, regarding rallies held in favor of the monument.

In the 1950s, Connellsville Area School District placed a Ten Commandments display on the property of Connellsville Junior High School. It was one of numerous monuments placed on public property at the behest of groups like the Fraternal Order of Eagles in the mid-20th century.

In September 2012, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation demanded that the school district remove the Ten Commandments from the middle school.

This is the 21st monument constructed since the movement two years ago. The family of the three church members noted on the plaque paid for the base installation of the monument.
Location: In front of the church

Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: Not listed

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