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.