Less than 24 hours after a 6-foot-tall, 6,000-pound (2,721-kilogram) monument displaying the Ten Commandments monument was installed outside the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock, a man drove over the privately-funded granite monument, and filmed the entire episode on Facebook Live while shouting “Freedom!”
Comments from friends of the man, Michael Tate Reed, indicate he was in and out of “3 different” hospitals for mental health treatment and may have been off of his medications, as you can see from the following screenshot:
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Reed was previously accused of destroying the Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma:
Chris Powell, a spokesman with the Secretary of State’s Office, said he was called early Tuesday and told a man drove a vehicle through the monument. That driver — identified in an arrest report as Michael Tate Reed of Van Buren — was arrested by Capitol police shortly after, Powell said. News reports indicate Reed was previously accused of destroying a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma.
In Little Rock, investigators believe Reed recorded himself as he drove into the statue, Powell added.
In a separate video on 32-year-old Michael Reed’s Facebook page, he appeared to be triggered by the political left’s misinterpretation of the First Amendment’s guarantee to the freedom of religion. Godless pagan groups have twisted the words over time to mean that religious expression was prohibited on public grounds, which is laughable considering that Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, approved using the United States Capitol building for church services, and that the Ten Commandments is displayed several times in the nation’s Supreme Court building.
The First Amendment begins, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
While Reed describes himself as a “Jesus freak” on Facebook, he appears to be deranged and/or demon possessed:
The Tulsa World reported in 2015 that a letter from Reed claimed he was inspired by “a Dracula movie, thinking Michael Jackson’s spirit was in meat, believing he was the incarnation of an occult leader and attempting to contact Lucifer’s high priestess he called Gwyneth Paltrow.” He also made threats against then-President Obama, set money on fire and spit on pictures in a federal building.
The Ten Commandments, in short form, say:
- You shall have no other gods before Me.
- You shall not make idols.
- You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
- Honor your father and your mother.
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- You shall not covet.