An 8-foot Ten Commandments statue will go up at a Texas mall, a move the new owner says is meant to "touch [the viewer's] heart and give them new hope that day."
"We just feel like if we expose God's word out to everyone that it might have an impact on people and be a positive thing for anyone," owner John Bushman told "Fox & Friends" on Saturday.
Bushman said his goal is to make Music City Mall in Lewisville, Texas a family-friendly environment and he expects the Ten Commandments to have a positive effect in that direction.
His other businesses, including hotels, shopping centers, and a restaurant, also display the commandments.
"We're not denigrating anyone when we do this," he said. "We're certainly making the statement that this is our belief."
"We just think it connotes love and peace, and that's what we all need more of in this world."
A giant 30-by-60-foot American flag will fly outside the mall as well.