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Baptist Church Will Adopt Bloomfield's Ten Commandments Monument
Bloomfield, N.M.

A Ten Commandments monument in Bloomfield, New Mexico will move to a local church after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to remove it from public property. The Farmington Daily Times reports the monument has been in front of Bloomfield’s City Hall since 2011. But after two townspeople and the ACLU filed suit, a district court ruled that it violated a section of the First Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld that court’s ruling in October. The First Baptist Church of Bloomfield will now display the monument on its property near the center of town.

Austin Cope is a former Morning Edition host for KSJD and now produces work on a freelance basis for the station. He grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, northern Wyoming, and Himachal Pradesh, India before returning to the Cortez area. He has a degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.
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