Ark. gets closer to new 10 Commandments monument

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

10 Commandments capitol monument destroyed (Little Rock)There could soon be a new Ten Commandments monument on state capitol grounds in Arkansas. 

The Arkansas Arts and Grounds Commission has given final approval for plans for a new monument at the state capitol after a driver ran over one just hours after it was erected. 

State Sen. Jason Rapert has spearheaded the drive to replace it and tells OneNewsNow the secretary of state has the authority to restore and refurbish the monument, and also add security barriers to protect it.

"Hopefully to prevent the same kind of attack that occurred back in June," he recalls. 

Michael Tate Reed, 32, was arrested for the incident and has been hospitalized after he was deemed incompetent to stand trial. He is also a suspect in destroying a Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state capitol.

The American History and Heritage Foundation, which raised funds for the first monument, did so again.

Rapert says generous donors included the "God's Not Dead" production company Pure Flix and not once did supporters use funds from the Arkansas treasury.  

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