With little discussion, the Senate Judiciary Committee gave a favorable report to SB97 from Sen. Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) allowing the Ten Commandments to be displayed on state property and at public schools.
Committee chairman Sen. Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) noted that the bill has passed out of committee several times over the years and always stalls in one of the legislative bodies.
Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison (D-Fairfield) lodged the only opposition to the bill.
“Whatever happened to the separation of church and state?” she questioned.
Despite the limited opposition, the bill was OK’d within seconds of being brought up.