Ten Commandments monument added to Haskell County Courthouse

Monday, November 8th 2004, 1:59 pm
By: News On 6

Monuments dedicated to the Ten Commandments have caused a lot of controversy recently.

A monument dedicated in Stigler on Sunday is already bringing the small community to the forefront of national politics.

Stigler resident Mike Bush organized the effort to bring the Ten Commandments to the lawn of the Haskell County Courthouse. He says he's not trying to make any particular statement; he just wants to bring his beliefs to others.

Bush says he knew there could be opposition to this location, if not from Stigler residents, then from someone on the outside. "I knew the deal when we done this, I knew the situation in Alabama was going to come up, and I still don't know how to answer those questions".

Haskell County Commissioner Henry Few: "It's been pounded in people's heads so long that a lot of people believe there is a difference between church and state, but I don't believe there is".

Few says this isn't just about the Judeo-Christian faith. He says they would also consider religious monuments from other faiths at the courthouse.