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A City Councilman Who Put a Ten Commandments Monument Outside City Hall Was Busted For Shoplifting

61-year-old Reford Theobold was a city council member in Grand Junction, Colorado back in 2001, and led the charge to have a monument of the ten commandments put up in front of city hall. The ACLU filed a lawsuit over a religious symbol being on government property, but the city beat it, by putting up a whole bunch of monuments, including things like the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence. The whole thing cost $64,000 in taxpayers’ money. And Reford stayed on the city council until 2003. Which means he got to walk past his Ten Commandments monument every single day. But apparently the message on the monument didn’t stick. He was arrested on Friday for stealing a few candy bars from a sporting goods store. He’ll be in court next month to face a shoplifting charge. Get more here.

 



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