Cheyenne, Wy – The Cheyenne City Council has decided to keep a Ten Commandments monument in a city park but include it in a new area containing monuments with other historical documents.
The action last Monday was in response to lawsuits filed nationally by the American Civil Liberties Union, which says such public displays of Ten Commandments on public property are illegal. In addition, requests were made to Casper and Cheyenne officials by the controversial Reverend Fred Phelps of Kansas to put up a monument denouncing homosexuality and murdered University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard.
The council had considered moving the Ten Commandments monument out of the park to another public area downtown.
But residents spoke in opposition to moving the Ten Commandments out of the park.
Mayor Jack Spiker says building the new display could cost as much as 40-thousand dollars.