Some Missourians are expressing concern that the battle over the presence of the Ten Commandments on a stone monument at the Alabama Judicial Building could lead to similar dispute over a monument with the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the State Capitol in Jefferson City. Matt LeMieux, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, says the ACLU is not involved in any effort to remove the Ten Commandments from the State Capitol grounds. According to LeMieux the mere presence of a monument with the Ten Commandments does not necessarily violate the doctrine of separation of church and state. The monument could have historical significance.
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