"Ten Commandments" on Tour

By: Tyler Helms
By: Tyler Helms

The granite Ten Commandments monument that was forced out of the Alabama Judicial Building is making the first stop on its multi-city tour.

The 5,280 pound monument was placed outside the site of the 1925 Scopes Monkey trial in Dayton, Tennessee. That's where high school teacher John Scopes was convicted in 1925 for giving lessons on evolution.

About 75 people came to see the controversial monolith. Many posed next to it to have their pictures taken.

"We've supported Judge Roy Moore in the last, um, two or three years and uh, I think he's exactly right. I think our activist activist judges are acting outside the Constitution. It's really clear to people that really read the Constitution and the and the, uh, Declaration of Independence, and the and the Bill of Rights to understand that the First Amendment clearly says Congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion or interfering with the free exercise thereof, so if Congress can make no law, a federal judge has nothing to rule on, said Jim Cabiness.

The religious symbol was brought to town on the back of a flatbed truck. The tour was arranged by Americans Standing for God and Country, a Texas-based veterans' group looking for congressional support to permanently display the marker at the U.S. Capitol.


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