Jason Rapert reaches fundraising goal for Ten Commandments monument at Capitol | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Jason Rapert reaches fundraising goal for Ten Commandments monument at Capitol

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 9:50 AM

Sen. Jason Rapert's GoFundMe pledge drive to raise money for a monument to Ten Commandments to be placed at the Arkansas State Capitol met its goal last night. Rapert has raised $18,681, surpassing his goal of $17,635. 

A law sponsored by Rapert allowed private funds to pay for the creation and installation of a monument bearing the biblical Ten Commandments on the Capitol grounds. Such a monument will surely invite a legal challenge on First Amendment grounds. 

John Williamson
of the Agape Church in Little Rock put him over the top with a $4,500 donation last night. He wrote: "Thanks Senator Rapert for the opportunity to make a difference in Arkansas! We so enjoyed having you yesterday at Agape Church."

Backed by a Star of David wall hanging, Rapert took to Facebook for a livestream video to boast of the news:

BREAKING NEWS!!!Ten Commandments Monument funding goal has been reached!

Posted by Jason Rapert on Monday, February 29, 2016

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