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Granite Ten Commandments built on Teen Challenge campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

In today's society the norm is to see the Ten Commandments being banned from government buildings and public schools, but at Teen Challenge in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Executive Director James Bolin did just the opposite.

Bolin commissioned a giant granite Ten Commandments to be built and placed at the campus entrance to the Teen Challenge International of Mid-America facility.

Liley Monument Works in Marble Hill, Mo., was commissioned to do the granite work.

According to Jeff Abernathy of Liley Monument Works, the 7,500 pound granite slab was bought in South Dakota and then shipped to Georgia for the engraving work to be performed.

The stone was then trucked to Cape Girardeau for installation.

All of the block foundation work was done by one of the facility's students. The monument stands 11 feet tall.

"You know we just noticed, I noticed on the news that we've seen so many of the Ten Commandments that are being removed from our government buildings, our schools and you know, I felt, I've got 175 students here now and, how many would be here if they would have just obeyed the Ten Commandments. Just those ten things, how many would not be here if they would have put those boundaries in their lives," said Bolin.

Teen Challenge in Cape Girardeau is a long-term, residential, faith-based program that ministers to men with drug, alcohol and/or other addictions, as well as life controlling issues.

For more information, you can click here to visit Teen Challenge online.

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