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Activists call for removal of Ten Commandments monument in Hobbs

Marian Camacho
February 06, 2018 06:38 AM

HOBBS, N.M. – Another Ten Commandments monument is stirring up controversy, this time in the southern New Mexico city of Hobbs.


The monument sits outside City Hall and activists advocating for religious freedom want it taken down.

According to the Hobbs News-Sun, members of the Freedom from Religion Foundation asked the Hobbs City Commission at a recent meeting, to remove the monument.

The group also complained to New Mexico Junior College recently in regards to decorative crosses in public view on the campus.

City attorney Mike Stone said “We will evaluate the complaints in an appropriate manner.”

Last month, the same group voiced opposition to a Ten Commandments monument in front of Santa Fe's fire station No. 3. Activists say it needs to be removed from city property. Opponents argue that freedom of religion should allow it to remain there.

Just this past October, the U.S. Supreme Court decline to hear the case of a Ten Commandments monument outside of Bloomfield’s City Hall.

That means the monument had to be moved to the First Baptist Church’s recreation center.


Marian Camacho

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