Alabama (Mark Heim- Al.com) – A constitutional amendment that would authorize the display of the Ten Commandments in public was approved by a House committee Wednesday.
Sponsored by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, the legislation allows public schools and public bodies to display “historically significant displays which reflect the foundations of the rule of law in America, notwithstanding that such displays may also have religious significance,” according to a report in The Montgomery Advertiser.
The amendment now heads to the House of Representatives. The Senate approved it last month 23 to 1.
Judge Roy Moore was famously ousted from his job as Alabama Chief Justice in 2003 after installing a large monument of the Ten Commandments in the lobby of the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery.
A state judicial panel ousted him after he refused to obey a federal judge’s order to remove the 5,200-pound granite monument.