Ten Commandments Monument Stirs Controversy

The American Civil Liberties Union is questioning a monument of the Ten Commandments installed on the Wyoming County Courthouse lawn. ACLU-West Virginia chapter staff attorney Sarah Rogers tells the Charleston Gazette that there are constitutional concerns. She says government property is being used to advocate one religion over another. County Commission president Jason Mullins said the monument was paid for and installed by a group of churches and business leaders. Mullins said the group didn't seek the county's permission to install the monument. But he says commissioners who saw the monument being installed didn't object. Mullins said the group wanted to address the county's drug problem and inspire others.