May 12, 2017 | Posted in Arkansas Capitol | By

Yesterday Arkansas’ Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission approved a monument of the Ten Commandments for placement on the Capitol Building grounds.

The approval was a formality; the monument is established by a law the legislature passed in 2015.

The monument will be privately paid for. It is based on a monument ruled constitutional in Texas.

The monument celebrates the influence and legacy of the Ten Commandments in western law.

It could be placed on the Capitol grounds sometime next month.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.