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    10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court rul

    10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court rules

    http://www.koco.com/news/10-commandments-statue-must-be-removed-from-state-capitol-oklahoma-supreme-court-rules/33849476



    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state's constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

    The court said the Ten Commandments chiseled into the 6-foot-tall granite monument, which was privately funded by a Republican legislator, are "obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths."
    The 7-2 ruling overturns a decision by a district court judge who determined the monument could stay. It prompted calls by a handful of Republican lawmakers for impeachment of the justices who said the monument must be removed.

    Attorney General Scott Pruitt had argued that the monument was historical in nature and nearly identical to a Texas monument that was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oklahoma justices said the local monument violated the state's constitution, not the U.S. Constitution. The Attorney General Office's has filed for a rehearing in the case.
    Private funds were used to erect the monument in 2012. Since then, others have asked for space, including a Nevada Hindu leader, animal rights advocates, the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and a group pushing for a Satan statue.
    Dumb bunnies can't/won't understand that if you allow one, you allow them all.
    A lot of religious documents, many non-christian, are 'historical in nature' to use their excuse.
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    Re: 10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court

    Shouldnt be there in the first place. I stand with this ruling.
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    Re: 10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Shouldnt be there in the first place. I stand with this ruling.
    In Oklahoma too!!! Encouraging.
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    Re: 10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court

    Too bad I was looking forward to a Satanist statue next to the 10 commandments and maybe a Flying Spaghetti Monster one as well.

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    Re: 10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Soho gator View Post
    Too bad I was looking forward to a Satanist statue next to the 10 commandments and maybe a Flying Spaghetti Monster one as well.
    Yeah, I heard an interview with the leader of group proposing the satan statue a while back. The way it seemed, Oklahoma was pretty much going to have to allow it after it went through all the legal hoops. You would think some of Ten Commandment supporters would be breathing a sigh of relief that they won't have too see the giant satan statue after all.

    We went through one of these legal debates in my town a few years ago. Rather than ban the Ten Commandments plaque in question, it was decided to allow other plaques to be displayed as well that presented a more rounded view on separation of church and state.

    Here's the narrative of the story in my town if anyone's interested.

    https://www.au.org/church-state/dece...h-in-tennessee

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