Affirming the sacrosanct divide between church and state, a state appellate court on Tuesday tossed a free speech case brought by a businessman who wanted to advertise the Ten Commandments at a high school baseball field.

“While appellant’s intention of spreading words of morality and ethics is laudable,” wrote Second District Court of Appeal Justice Michael Nott, “religious tenets set forth in the Ten Commandments are inextricably tied to his sign, and since the sign was meant to be posted in a public school, establishment clause concerns are implicated.”

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