|Published: 8:40 AM, 06/18/2012
||Last updated: 8:43 AM, 06/18/2012
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The official date has been set for the
return of the Ten Commandments to the Monroe County Courthouse,
County Mayor Tim Yates' office has announced.
The Ten Commandments will be placed on
the courthouse walls in a public ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Thursday,
The Ten Commandments will hang on the
walls as part of a historical document display.
Monroe County's lawmakers in the
General Assembly will be on hand for the ceremony.
The county took the Ten Commandments
down in July 2005 after a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil
Liberties Union opposing the posting of the Ten Commandments.
But the outcome of recent court rulings
and a new state law codifying the state regulations on posting the
Ten Commandments as part of an historical display of documents has
prompted Yates to make good on a major goal he has had for sometime
to have the Commandments hang in the courthouse once again.
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