Group sets plans for Ten Commandments near Arkansas Capitol

A group planning to place a Ten Commandments display near the Arkansas state Capitol says the granite monument will weigh 6,000 pounds and stand more than 6 feet tall.

Those details were included in the formal application that the American History and Heritage Foundation filed Monday in its effort to build the privately funded monument near the Capitol. The majority-Republican Legislature and GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson approved a law last year requires the state to allow the monument to be built on Capitol grounds.

The law requires Secretary of State Mark Martin to consult the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission before approving the design and site for the monument. The law has prompted other groups to demand the state allow competing monuments, including a satanic statue.