Arkansas’ monument of the Ten Commandments was placed on the Capitol Grounds this morning.
Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) who sponsored the legislation authorizing the monument in 2015 was present for its unveiling.
Earlier this spring the State Capitol Arts and Ground Commission authorized the monument as a formality before construction could officially begin.
It is similar to a monument ruled constitutional in Texas, and is being privately funded. It celebrates the influence and legacy of the Ten Commandments in western law.
Below are a few pictures of the new monument.
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.