A copy of the Ten Commandments is now on display at Georgia's Capitol in downtown Atlanta. The document is included in an exhibit that has the backing of state officials.
The commandments and eight other documents are part of an exhibit called The Foundations of American Law & Government, and can be seen on the first floor of the state Capitol.
Similar displays have resulted in court battles in the state and elsewhere. The chairman of The Christian Coalition of Georgia, Jim Beck, says his group is thrilled with the display.
"We understand that it was posted because of its historical significance, but it informs so much of what we are as a country, what we have been as a people and what we want to continue to be. But we're just thrilled to death," said Beck. "It's regrettable that it took this extraordinary effort to get it up. We wonder why America is falling apart. Well, the answer is you can't put the 10 Commandments up without an act of the legislature."
A representative of one group advocating the separation of church and state said his organization would need to take a look at the display before making a decision on whether to challenge it.
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