Christian Film Execs Donate $25k to Rebuild Ten Commandments Monument

Christian Film Execs Donate 25k to Rebuild Ten Commandments Monument

After an Arkansas “Ten Commandments” monument was destroyed by a liberal with a history of mental problems, two Christian film executives decided to donate funds to restore the monument — and their move is truly inspiring.

On June 27, a 6-foot-tall stone that had the Biblical Ten Commandments inscribed on it, was erected near the Arkansas Supreme Court building.

Early the next day, according to Arkansas Online, Michael Tate Reed drove his Dodge Dart into the stone monument causing it to fall over and shatter into several pieces.

That’s when executive producers for the Christian film series “God’s Not Dead,” Bob Katz and Troy Duhon, stepped in to lend a helping hand. In 2015, the same year “God’s Not Dead 2” filmed in Arkansas, Republican Sen. Jason Rapert, sponsored the bill install the Ten Commandments monument.

Once it was passed, the monument went up. However, because of Reed, the time and sweat and finances it took to build the monument was reduced to rubble less than a day later.

On Thursday, Katz and Duhon presented Rapert with a check for $25,000 to rebuild the monument. The duo are currently gearing up for production on the third installment of the series, set to film in Arkansas later this year.

When asked why it was important for them to donate funds to make sure this monument goes back up, Duhon stated that due to a conversation he had with his son he knew he had to do something. His son asked him why rebuilding the monument was necessary.

“Tell me what America would look like if Americans honored the Ten Commandments,” Duhon reportedly responded.

Rupert told reporters that he never intended to use taxpayer funds to build the tribute, and the $26,000 it took to build it the first time around came from a private donation. That fact still does not please liberals who believe religious artifacts and monuments should not be present on government grounds.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Satanic Temple have vowed to bring a lawsuit to the state because of the monument. However, Mike Berry, deputy counsel for the First Liberty Institute, told The Daily Caller, however, that “the law is clearly on the side of the Ten Commandments.”

“Any lawsuit that anybody tried to bring to try to force the removal or destruction of the Ten Commandments monument would be fruitless,” he said.

Rapert is pressing forward and with the $25,000 donation from Katz and Duhon, the project now has a total of $55,000 to complete the task. This time around, they will secure the area around the monument with something that is protective, but still “aesthetically pleasing.”

Reed now faces misdemeanor charges of defacing an object of criminal trespass, and first-degree criminal mischief, which is a felony. He is being held in custody on a $100,000 bond.

What he did was bad, but these producers have truly proven that God’s love is not dead.

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