'The View' hosts slammed as they criticize Louisiana law mandating Ten Commandments in all classrooms

'The View' hosts slammed as they criticize Louisiana law mandating Ten Commandments in all classrooms
'The View' hosts criticized a new Louisiana law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in classrooms across the state (ABC)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: 'The View' hosts voiced their opposition to a new Louisiana law mandating the display of the Ten Commandments in classrooms across the state.

Reportedly, the legislation, HB 71, requires a poster-sized display of the Ten Commandments in a "large, easily readable font" in all public classrooms, from kindergarten through state-funded universities.

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'The View' hosts criticize Louisiana law's mandate

During the show, Joy Behar commented, "They want to post this in schools; I say post it at Mar-a-Lago with a picture of Stormy Daniels next to it," adding, "Trump has broken 11 commandments, and there’s a wait list. This guy has gone above and beyond, yet these so-called Christians are still going to vote for him."

"This bothers me to no end, because I grew up, and you were allowed to believe how you believed. It wasn’t really stuff you discussed with other people. You had your beliefs, you had your religious thing, and if you weren’t religious, nobody knew," co-host Whoopi Goldberg followed suit.

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Whoopi Goldberg said Louisiana was playing a "very dangerous game."  (ABC)

"I don’t understand why you’re telling me you’re concerned about children learning things. One of the things that you don’t seem to understand is, I have the same respect for my child that I have for yours. I’m not asking you to believe what I believe. I’m not asking your kid to believe what I believe. Public school is public school," she added. 

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Providing further clarification, Goldberg said, "If you want your child to have a religious education, send them to a religious school. There’s nothing stopping you. Get out of my pocket, get out of my body and get out of my school."

'The View' hosts warn against potential Supreme Court challenge to the law

Co-host Sunny Hostin warned that Governor Jeff Landry hopes the Supreme Court will overturn previous rulings that found similar laws unconstitutional.

"I think what he is banking on is this reactive, very partisan Supreme Court will overturn precedent and say, now, this is okay. And we should be very afraid of that because we’re now in upside-down world where you have a precedent from this century saying you cannot do that anywhere," Hostin said, cautioning that everyone should be "scared."

Co-host Sara Haines also expressed concern about the law.

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Co-host Sunny Hostin warned that Gov. Jeff Landry was hoping the Supreme Court would side with him (ABC)

"This would be concerning because, unlike abortion, which was decided as a right to privacy and became a precedent over time, this is literally the establishment cause of the First Amendment, it is why this country was born, to allow for that religious freedom," she explained. "This would be concerning for me."

Allegedly, Governor Landry has signed a controversial bill into law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in all public school and university classrooms in Louisiana, making it the first state in the US to enforce such a mandate.

During a recent GOP fundraiser in Tennessee, Landry announced, "I’m going home to sign a bill that places the Ten Commandments in public classrooms. I can’t wait to be sued," highlighting his eagerness to challenge potential legal disputes.

Netizens disregard 'The View's opposition towards the Ten Commandments

'The View's criticism towards display of the Ten Commandments received backlash from the online commiunity. 

One viewer expressed, "The 10 Commandments are a very good set of rules to live by, and only the people who don’t have or want a moral compass are opposed. Our kids need to know that there are good rules to guide their behavior, and these are to be found in the 10 Commandments."

Another viewer shared, "Oh, Whoopi, it's not your school, it's not your state, and it's none of your business. That's the beautiful thing about our founding father's original intention. The federal government was to remain small, and individual states and citizens had power over their lives. States' rights once ruled."

One viewer pointed out, "They forgot the eleventh Commandment: “Thou shalt not watch The View."”

A follower observed, "Here’s a novel idea Whoopi, don’t read them. They’re not mandating anyone to read them."

One comment stated, "Nobody on the View has the ability to apply any logic to any of their arguments. I don’t understand why you’re telling me you’re concerned about children learning things. Apparently Whoopi is concerned about children learning the 10 Commandments. "If you want your child to have a religious education, send them to a religious school. There’s nothing stopping you. Get out of my pocket, get out of my body and get out of my school," Agreed. I'd like the secularists to get out of my pocket and let me use my fair share of tax money to send my kid to the school of my choice."

Another comment read, "Forcing Pride month is ok, but a moment of silence or the Ten Commandments… basic tenants for a just rule of law are not ok?"

"Its not your school. Its their school and the voters have the right to decide for themselves," explained an individual

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