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Another graven image

Upon the grounds of the state Capitol

By Paul Greenberg

This article was published May 2, 2018 at 2:50 a.m.

These must be the end times, for the lion and lamb were both represented on the grounds of Arkansas' state Capitol for the grand unveiling of Ten Commandments No. 2. In the opposite corner was the most diverse crowd of animals political and otherwise assembled since old Noah unloaded his ark.

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TravisBickle says... May 2, 2018 at 10:29 a.m.

NO, NO, NO!! Conway does NOT claim that martian!! He's from Bigelow!!

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mrcharles says... May 2, 2018 at 11:19 a.m.

I do not buy the argument that this was just a holy perch made for tired pigeons in penance by ARkansas for throwing turkeys out of a plane. I think there are many highway over-passes that provide that public need. I believe rapter was speaking in tongues when he spoke at the speaking, as he made no sense. Yet glad for the attendance of the purely secular attendees there to make this a purely secular event. Please by my ocean frontage outside of n. Little Rock.

Will tax dollars be used to clean pigeon poop off of it? Will tax dollars be used to transport gullible school children to look at this Graven Image and be deluded into thinking this is the "TEN COMMANDMENTS"? I believe this would be child endangerment as improper belief they say sends you to hell.

I must admit the idea of other Idols, Graven images, statutes, stuff and other stuff being put up in the general area is a bad idea. Doubling down on stupid is just doubling down on stupid, and we can leave that duty for the legislature... I is a prophet after all and believe this is one of the against statement against the legislature.

Another judgment against this actions, says me. I am coming at you Rapter's Idol, I will churn up many thinking ilks, even as the sea churns up its waves. they shall destroy the graven image of Rapter and raze his Idol, I will scrape the ground from it and leave it a bare rock. I have spoken but do not be afraid as your daughters will not be slaughtered like that other thing promised to bad bad ILKS.

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GeneralMac says... May 2, 2018 at 11:37 a.m.

(4 th paragraph ).........if the Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that it WAS constitutional, there is no legal arguement against it.

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JakeTidmore says... May 2, 2018 at 12:13 p.m.

Let's skip ahead to a more recent SC ruling: (Article is from AP, October 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall.

Civil liberties advocates behind the case called the decision involving the city of Bloomfield a victory for the separation of church and state.

ACLU of New Mexico Executive Director Peter Simonson said it sends a “strong message that the government should not be in the business of picking and choosing which sets of religious beliefs enjoy special favor in the community.”

So, if this SC says it's illegal - then it's illegal.

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GeneralMac says... May 2, 2018 at 12:19 p.m.

Jake........thanks for the update.

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3WorldState1 says... May 2, 2018 at 12:54 p.m.

This is not good for freedom of religion.

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TravisBickle says... May 2, 2018 at 3:43 p.m.

Put a Razorback head on that Baphomet and it would look great next to Rapert's stone.

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