The Ten Commandments Strikes Back-'Ten Commandments Day' Launched in Response to Supreme Court Ruling
Faith Wire Service
(Boca Raton FL)-- A recent Supreme Court ruling declared that public displays of the Ten Commandments in a Kentucky courthouse were unconstitutional. This major setback to the Ten Commandments, though, has resulted in a massive coordinated response from supporters of the bedrock principles upon which the United States was founded.
"We are very disappointed in the Supreme Court's ruling against the Ten Commandments," says Ron Wexler, President and CEO of the international organization the Ten Commandments Commission (TCC). " This ruling represents a divergence from the founding Judaic-Christian principle of the sovereign divine supremacy and it threatens the very fabric and foundation of the pillars of our society ."
In response to the Supreme Court ruling, Roni Wexle, together with Pastor Myles Munroe, Chairman launched the Ten Commandments Commission to restore the Ten Commandments to its rightful placeat the heart of American society.
At the forefront of the commission's effort is the creation of the first annual 'National Ten Commandments Day' to be held on May 7, 2006.
"The TCC is calling for a National Ten Commandments Day to be celebrated on May 7th of 2006 and each year thereafter in the month of May, "says Wexler. "This will be a time to come together in unity to bring back and proudly display the Word of God to the nation."
According to Wexler, churches across the United States are being encouraged to celebrate the Ten Commandments Day in their local communities through corporate prayer for the nation and messages from the pulpit about the importance of biblical principles to this country. "Each day churches are contacting us and saying that they are joining the cause," he says.
"We also have created a 'Ten Commandments Pin' as a global symbol of our stand for the Ten Commandments," says Wexler. "We want every person who cares about traditional values to wear this pin on May 7th and everyday as a powerful sign of solidarity."
"With God's hand upon him, a Jerusalem Sculptor was given the task to design a timeless expression of the Ten Commandments," says Wexler. "He was able to achieve a beautiful design that depicts the glory and holiness of these divine laws. This amazing design in gold and silver tones was miniaturized to a wearable art size that can be worn as a lapel pin or pendant."
The Ten Commandments Day celebration will culminate in a live worldwide television broadcast to be shown on a leading Christian network.
Heading the list of supporters is Dr. Paul Crouch of TBN.
Among the other ministry leaders who are voicing their support for the TCC are: Pastor T.D. Jakes (The Potter's House), Richard Shakarian (Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship), Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty (Tulsa Victory Christian Center), Benny Hinn (Benny Hinn Ministries), Ted Haggard (National Association of Evangelicals), Dr. Mark J. Chironna (The Master's Touch International Church), Richard Roberts (Oral Roberts University), Marilyn Hickey (Marilyn Hickey Ministries), Bishop Paul S. Morton (Life Center Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral), Dr. Jerry Horner (Director of Doctoral Studies, Beacon University), Dr. Charles Phillips (Official Representative to the United Nations as a Non-Government Official to the Economic Concilias), Bishop Harold Ray (Redemptive Life Fellowship), Bishop Eddie L. Long (Bishop Eddie Long Ministries), Dr. Charles Green (Faith Church of New Orleans), Floyd Flake (Pastor and former Congressman), and Rabbi Yehuda David Greenberg and many more. . .
"The Ten Commandments Day is going to be monumental in our country's history," declares Susan Zahn, President of WDC Media, a leading Christian Public Relations firm.
"The TCC has assembled an incredible team of major religious leaders who are unifying in support of the Ten Commandments Commission and the Ten Commandments Day ," reports Zahn.
"There is a huge coalition of people who are committed to this effort," declares Wexler. "This includes thousands of cross cultural, interdenominational and community leaders. There are also many Pastors, Rabbis, Educators, and Heads of Denominations who are committed to bringing the word of God back to the nation."
So what do Munroe and Wexler want supporters of the Ten Commandments to do?
"We hope everyone who supports the Ten Commandments will contact us and receive the Ten Commandments Pin ," says Munroe. "Wear it on May 7. Together we can display a powerful show of unity that cannot be ignored. Then of course, join us as we celebrate the 'Ten Commandments Day ' on T.V."
According to Wexler, Christians and all supporters of traditional values should be optimistic and not discouraged with the recent court ruling.
"The Supreme Court ruling against the Ten Commandments provides a rare opportunity for all who believe in them to come together in unity, harmony, and reconciliation to proudly display and restore the Word of God back to the nation," he says.
For more information on the Ten Commandments Day and/or to receive the Ten Commandments Pin go to www.tencommandmentsday.com .