by Pete Edwards
August 7th saw what is believed to be the first wedding ceremony to include Judge Roy Moore's granite Ten Commandments monument.
Daniel Oakley and Miranda Benson of Savannah, Tennessee had arranged for the monument to be waiting outside Walnut Grove Church of Christ where the wedding was performed. The bride and groom posed for this photograph after declaring that the "foundation of their marriage" will be built on "God and His laws!"
The monument, which a federal judge ordered removed from the rotunda at the judicial building in Montgomery, Alabama, as an affront to the separation of church and state, is presently on a nationwide tour. The tour, which is expected to last at least 3 months, plans to visit states in the west, across the plains and along the Atlantic coast.
Organizers of the tour hope the monument will be granted a final and permanent resting place in Washington DC.