|Published: 8:44 AM, 11/12/2012
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
It does appear the Ten Commandments
will not hang in Monroe County public buildings any time soon.
County Mayor Tim Yates issued a lengthy
press release this week, explaining why the county has no immediate
plans to hang the Ten Commandments.
The Ten Commandments hung in the
Courthouse in 2005, but county officials took them down that summer
to avoid a further legal battle with the American Civil Liberties
Earlier this year, County Mayor Tim
Yates expressed his plans to place the documents in the Courthouse
once again as part of an historical display that would include other
The thinking was a new state law would
protect the county from lawsuits opposing the posting of the Ten
"As all of you are aware, I was
excited when the Tennessee Legislature passed the law to enable
Tennesseans to hang historical displays in public areas," Yates
See full story in the Sunday, Nov. 11, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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