Monday, April 11, 2016

Jason Rapert says 10 Commandments monument ready for installation

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 3:04 PM


News from the locally produced TV show by televangelist Happy Caldwell. In an interview with Sen. Jason Rapert about the 10 Commandments monument for the Capitol, Rapert says the monument is complete and ready for installation.

He said it could happen in a couple of months. He said the American History and Heritage Foundation, created to raise money for the project, had raised $24,000 — enough for the monument and money left over for continued fund-raisingt to commmission more such monuments elsewhere in Arkansas.

Rapert continues his assertion that this about honoring the foundation of law, not religion. But he also makes it clear that legislative approval is required for monument placement at the Capitol and you get the clear idea that Buddhists, Hindus, atheists, Muslims or whoever wouldn't meet much success in getting approval for their brand of faith.

Several groups have vowed a lawsuit when the installation moves forward — a decision under control of Secretary of State Mark Martin.

Who incorporated the nonprofit foundation? None other than Travis Story, the Fayetteville lawyer who's been leading fights around the state to preserve legal discrimination against gay people. Oh, excuse. To preserve the religious right to not hire, providing housing to or provide services to gay people. And other sinners, presumably.


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