Oklahoma To Vote On Allowing Ten Commandments Monument

Once again, Christians are trying to put their monuments at public buildings.

In Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a proclamation to put more questions on their November ballot. One of these questions is about adding a Ten Commandments monument to their capitol building.

However, that is not the worst part. This question would eliminate language in their state constitutions to bar public money from being:

…appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination or system of religion.

This is completely unconstitutional. Removing this language shows intent to violate the First Amendment.  There’s no reason to remove it unless you’re planning on sending public funds to a religious institution.  Public money should not be supporting religious activities.

In 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the existing monument should come down.

Unfortunately, Oklahoma is not the only state doing this. Maryland just faced a lawsuit over an existing Ten Commandments Monument. The monument is staying because the man who filed the lawsuit dropped the suit.

Pennsylvania is fighting over a Ten Commandments monument at a high school. The monument has stayed up for decades because there are other historical displays near it.

Here in my home state of Alabama, our Chief Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore was suspended for refusing to move a Ten Commandments monument from the capital. And then of course he was reelected in 2012.

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7 thoughts on “Oklahoma To Vote On Allowing Ten Commandments Monument

  1. “Removing this language shows intent to violate the Fist Amendment.”

    You might want to correct that. The image that came to my mind was both hilarious and non-PG.

      1. Probably comes under some of those state anti-sodomy laws that’re still on tenuous life support in a couple of places. I’d love to see that fight play out in court.

  2. Add the Nones plus minority religions plus 1st Amendment Christians; and this sort of thing might not be a winning reelection strategy much longer.

  3. It’s the wrong set anyway. Those are the ones Moses threw down and broke. In Exodus 34 God replaces them with another, totally different set. ” And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first; and I will write upon the tables the words that were on the first tables, which thou didst break.” I guess Christians never get that far in their reading.

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