10 Commandments & Lawmakers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Ten Commandments monument that once stood at the Capitol hasn't been returned to its former station, and that's upsetting some state lawmakers.

A measure passed by the General Assembly last year opened the door for the monument to be displayed at the Capitol along with other historical documents.

So far that hasn't happened.

A federal judge has prevented the monument from being displayed at the Capitol after complaints by the American Civil Liberties Union that it was an endorsement of religion.

The monument was donated to the state by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1971 but hasn't been seen in the Capitol since the mid-1980s.

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