Studio Gives $25,000 Toward Replacing Arkansas Ten Commandments Monument

Jul 6, 2017

Workers remove pieces of the destroyed Ten Commandments monument on June 28 after it was destroyed.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

A Christian-themed movie studio has donated $25,000 toward replacing a Ten Commandments monument outside the Arkansas Capitol that was destroyed last month.

PureFlix Entertainment donated the funds Thursday toward the monument, which was destroyed by a man who smashed his vehicle into the granite display less than 24 hours after it was installed on the Capitol's grounds. PureFlix is the production studio for the movie "God's Not Dead" and its sequel, which was filmed in Little Rock in 2015.

Republican Sen. Jason Rapert said more than $54,000 has been raised since the monument was destroyed. Rapert sponsored the 2015 law that required Arkansas to allow the privately-funded monument near the Capitol.