A stone statue of the Ten Commandments, located behind the U.S. Supreme Court building, has been knocked down by vandals.
The monument was installed by Christian outreach organization Faith and Action outside its offices in 2006. It was angled so that Supreme Court Justices would see the commandments as they entered their offices each day.
The organization’s leader, Rev. Robert Scheneck, countered any ideas that the monument could have been knocked over by accident. He stated, ”Whoever did this was determined to get it done because it’s not something you could easily do.” The monument weighs about 850 pounds. The Associated Press reports: