Ten Commandments Monument in Mississippi

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Ten Commandments monument that caused so much controversy last year in Alabama is in the Pine Belt this weekend.

The 21-ton monument was featured at a rally at Mason Park in Laurel Sunday. A veterans group from Houston, Texas is taking the monument to several sites across the U.S. as part of the "Veterans Faith and Freedom Tour."

In August of 2003, the monument, which had stood in the rotunda of the Alabama State Supreme Court building, was removed by federal authorities and placed in a storage closet.

The monument was also on display at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg Sunday.


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