If the U.S. Supreme Court prohibits public displays of the Ten Commandments nationwide, all heck may break loose, say some religious conservatives. They predict that the furor would exceed the reaction when a California court ruled that “under God” did not belong in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The high court heard oral arguments on March 2 on cases concerning displays of the Decalogue in Texas and Kentucky. Its written decision isn’t expected until June.
From the questions and comments by some justices during the hearing, it was evident that the justices were fully aware of public opinion. Not only that, they appeared rather evenly divided and unlikely to order sweeping change, according to observers.