Important announcement regarding the Ten Commandments Day new date - May 7, 2006.
January 10, 2006
We are excited about the move we have made for the date of the First Annual Ten Commandments Day celebration. After much prayer and counsel from Godly leaders we have decided to designate the first Sunday in May as Ten Commandments Day. There were three reasons that went into our decision:
The tremendous interest that has been shown by individuals, churches, and ministries in both the Ten Commandments Day and the Ten Commandments Pin made it necessary for the Commission's leadership to have more time to prepare and implement changes to facilitate the added involvement.
With the naming of Belarmino “Blackie” R. Gonzalez as Chairman of the Ten Commandments Commission came the added involvement of a variety of media ministries and religious broadcasting leaders, many who are involved with Mr. Gonzalez in the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). The NRB's partnership with the Ten Commandments Commission has been a real blessing, because it means an abundance of broadcast resources that will help to make Ten Commandments Day a national success.
The leadership of the Ten Commandments Commission felt strongly that it was important to establish a date for Ten Commandments Day that coincided with the historical time period when Moses met with God on Mount Sinai and received the Ten Commandments for all mankind. The first Sunday in May is an ideal date, occurring between the Jewish observances of Passover and Pentecost.
The Ten Commandments represent the divine authority to which successful societies have submitted throughout history. They symbolize the Judeo-Christian foundations upon which America was founded, and which millions of Americans still embrace.
Ten Commandments Day, May 7, 2006, will offer us an opportunity to make a bold declaration that America is still “One nation Under God.”