Ten Commandments replacement monument ready for installation at Arkansas Capitol

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The Ten Commandments monument is complete, but its presence on the Arkansas state capitol grounds is not yet concrete.

Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, confirmed the replacement’s completion Wednesday, after Wilbert Memorials, based in Parsons, Kan., worked on rebuilding it for several months.  

Michael Reed, 32, ran down the original statue June 28, less than 24 hours after it went up. 

Chris Powell, the spokesperson for the Arkansas Secretary of State, said the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission still has to meet to approve proposed barriers and additional security measures for the monument.

Sen. Rapert expects approval to happen soon. 

Just like the first monument, the replacement and any additions will be paid for by the American Heritage and History Foundation. 

“God’s Not Dead” producers, PureFlix Entertainment, donated $25,000 to replace the granite display. Sen. Rapert said more than $54,000 has been raised since the monument was destroyed. 

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