Kalispell Declines Ten Commandments Statue Offer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- In Montana, the Kalispell city council has declined to take possession of a Ten Commandments monument and move it to a prominent location on city-owned land in downtown Kalispell.

The Flathead Beacon reports that the council decided earlier in the week that accepting the statue could lead to legal problems.

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles asked the council to take possession of the statue and six others that include historical texts from the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence that together form a "cornerstone of law" display. The Flathead Area Secular Humanist Association threatened legal action if such a move took place.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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