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02/05/05

Controversial Ten Commandments Monuments Arrives In Biloxi

They view it as a cornerstone of profound wisdom.

"So many of our Laws are based on what's in the 10 commandments," said one onlooker. 

Others found something new to learn.

"It's the second verse or the third verse of the national anthem, " said another.

It a bearer of wisdom for the next generation and most all those drawn to see it, view it as an inspiration.

"We thank you that you are a God of Restoration and of Justice," said a group of women in prayer.

It's called Project American Veterans Standing For God and Country.

Jim Cabaniss, President of the conservative Christian American Veterans In Domestic Defense, says like this 120th stop in Biloxi, the reception for the 17 state monument tour has been overwhelmingly positive.

"Of the millions of people who have now seen it, only a half a dozen has shown any resistance to it what so ever", said Cabaniss.

Cabaniss believes many millions more agree with former Chief Justice Roy Moore's interpretation of the Constitution and the 10 Commandments role in it.

"There's a myth that there's separation of church and state, said Cabaniss. 

"That's a lie and we want to stop it," he added. 

That question will once again dominate the national debate in early March when the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two similar cases involving biblical themed monuments on government property.

A decision Cabaniss and other Christian Soldiers believe will determine where such monuments are finally allowed to stay for good. 

By Don Culpepper

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