Ten Commandments Not Ok in OK


In a strong 7-2 ruling, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that Ten Commandments, which had been installed outside the State Capitol, had to come down, as they violated the Oklahoma State Constitution. The Washington Post noted:

According to the court, the Ten Commandments is “obviously” a religious document, and the state constitution prohibits any public property from being used to support a specific religion.

The Ten Commandments monument is pictured at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Clearly, it is religious. Clearly, it was put up to remind people that Christianity is the favored religion in the state. Clearly, the Oklahoma Constitution could not be clearer:

Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution
No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.

I hope that we hear soon about the Connellsville and New Kenningston lawsuits, which is also clear cut as the monuments sit on directly on public school property.

Why can’t those that feel so strongly about the Ten Commandments just put them on private property?  Clearly, their current strategy, which is to put them on government grounds, is not working and a waste of money that serves no purpose.

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About SamStone

A Steel City Skeptic who thinks science and reason is the light that we should follow to find our way in this world.
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2 Responses to Ten Commandments Not Ok in OK

  1. Pingback: A 10 Commandments question | Steel City Skeptics

  2. Q.Why can’t those that feel so strongly about the Ten Commandments just put them on private property?
    A. Ignorance and stupidity.

    The second half of the answer always (and quite naturally) follows the first. And that their strategy is not working yet they try over and again to accomplish it clearly signifies that they may be just a little more than slightly off their rockers.

    Any more questions?

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