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

Workers prepare to use equipment to lift broken pieces of the Ten Commandments monument from the ground Wednesday morning after the driver of a vehicle intentionally crashed into it, authorities say.
Workers prepare to use equipment to lift broken pieces of the Ten Commandments monument from the ground Wednesday morning after the driver of a vehicle intentionally crashed into it, authorities say.
Workers prepare to use equipment to lift broken pieces of the Ten Commandments monument from the ground Wednesday morning after the driver of a vehicle intentionally crashed into it, authorities say.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News
Workers remove pieces of the destroyed Ten Commandments monument on June 28 after it was destroyed.

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.

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