Johnson City considering displaying 10 Commandments, other documents

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- The city of Jonesborough is considering utilizing a law that allows public buildings to display "historically significant documents," such as the Ten Commandments.

The Johnson City Press reports that Washington County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Monday that authorizes the county to form a committee that would design and recommend the documents for possible display in the George P. Jaynes Justice Center.

The law allows documents to be displayed in the form of statues, monuments, memorials, tablets or in any other way that in the words of the legislation "respects the dignity and solemnity of such documents."

Besides the Ten Commandments, other possible documents include the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.


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