Thou Shalt Buy 10 Commandments Plaque

A Georgia car dealer now owns an auctioned 10 Commandments plaque that was removed from a local courthouse because of a lawsuit. Brad Akins, the owner of Akins Ford Dodge Jeep Chrysler in Winder, purchased the plaque for $7,600 on e-Bay, outbidding 13 others. He says he may put it in the customer lounge of his dealership. The American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of an anonymous resident to

A Georgia car dealer now owns an auctioned 10 Commandments plaque that was removed from a local courthouse because of a lawsuit.

Brad Akins, the owner of Akins Ford Dodge Jeep Chrysler in Winder, purchased the plaque for $7,600 on e-Bay, outbidding 13 others.

He says he may put it in the customer lounge of his dealership.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of an anonymous resident to have the plaque removed from the Barrow County courthouse. The county complied with a federal judge's order to remove it after a two-year legal battle. The plaque was auctioned to defray attorney fees.

Akins hopes the display ultimately can be returned to the courthouse. “You never know what tomorrow brings,” he tells the Associated Press.

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