Gnostic 'Christian' Sect Sues to Display Monument Next to Ten Commandments Monument

After losing its case in federal court, a Utah religious group is now asking a state court judge to allow a monument in a Pleasant Grove city park. Summum, a Gnostic Christianity-based sect, wants to erect its own display near an existing Ten Commandments monument.

The group’s attorney, Brian Barnard, argues if the state allows a Ten Commandments display, it should also allow the Summum monument. He says Utah’s constitution prohibits government support of religious instruction.

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