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Jackson Co. seeks input on Ten Commandments installation at courthouse

Input is being welcomed on the idea of placing the Commandments and other documents at the courthouse. (Source: MGN Online) Input is being welcomed on the idea of placing the Commandments and other documents at the courthouse. (Source: MGN Online)
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

The Jackson County Commission is considering placement of historical documents at the courthouse, which would include the Ten Commandments.

But a county commissioner said it would also include the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

The placement of the Ten Commandments brought a lot of attention to Montgomery when Judge Roy Moore placed them there.

Commissioner Tim Guffey said this situation should not be burdened with the same legal issues as in Montgomery; the Commandments will be placed along a display of other historical documents, and will be paid for by private donations. He's looking for public input before it's passage.

He doesn't know precisely where the documents would go just yet, maybe just outside the courthouse, but Guffey is presenting a resolution to the commission to place historical documents at the courthouse on the square.

The commissioner said it's something that's been weighing on his mind for quite some time, and he has done research before deciding to introduce the resolution to the commission.

He believes the country is moving away from the foundation it was formed upon, and feels those documents collectively would serve as a public reminder.

Guffey hopes this starts a grassroots movement and hopefully encourages other counties to do the same. He hopes to take the rest of the month getting input from residents before introducing the resolution for a vote.

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