Ten Commandments Monument Legislation Passes House
A measure that would call for a Ten Commandments monument to be posted on the State Capitol grounds has unanimously passed in the House.Shreveport Rep. Patrick Williams is the author of the bill and he says it would not mandate this into law, it would just allow it to happen. He says the state would not have to put up any funds for it. Williams says because of the way the bill is drafted, it passes constitutional muster and doesn't cloud the seperation of church and state issue. Williams says he believes this bill has a good chance of passing in the Senate and eventually becoming law. Williams says he sees the proposed monument more of an historic marker rather than a religious one. The measure now heads to the Senate for debate.