10 Commandments Tablet Installed On Arkansas Capitol Grounds

Jun 27, 2017

The base of the Ten Commandments monument was installed earlier this month.
Credit Wesley Brown / Talk Business & Politics

A tablet containing the Ten Commandments is being installed this morning on the grounds of the Arkansas Capitol building. Lawsuits have been promised from several entities contending the monument amounts to a state preference or endorsement of particular religious beliefs. The state Legislature approved the privately funded monument.

Read more about the monument and expected legal challenges from the ACLU of Arkansas at NPR.

KUAR did not receive notice of the installation but a reporter with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette was on hand with a smartphone and Twitter acceess.

State Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) spearheaded the effort to install the monument. The State Senate Information Office helped post his thoughts.

KUAR will have more on this throughout the day and during All Things Considered (4-6 p.m.)