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.
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.
— Emma Pettit (@EmmaJanePettit) June 27, 2017
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.)