Vandals knocked down a prominent monument of the Ten Commandments facing the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. this past weekend, the Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (September 23, 2013).
The 850-pound monument was shoved down so no one could read the commandments. It sits in front of the Christian ministry Faith and Action.
The structure had been reinforced with a steel bar and would have taken at least four large adults to shove it over, Rev. Rob Schenck -- who leads the ministry -- explained.
Rev. Schenck said he doesn't believe it was a mere act of vandalism. "If this were a synagogue or a mosque, there's no doubt this would be labeled a hate crime," he said.