Friday, July 10, 2015




Oklahoma Supreme Court Bans Ten Commandments From Statehouse Grounds

The Oklahoma Supreme Court declared that it is unconstitutional to display a statue of the Ten Commandments approved by the state legislature on the grounds of the state Capitol building in Oklahoma City.

In a 7-2 ruling on June 30, the court stated that the state Constitution “specifically banned any uses ‘indirectly’ benefitting religion,” adding that “the Ten Commandments are obviously religious in nature, and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths.”

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said she “is disappointed with the court’s opinion that a privately funded monument acknowledging the historical importance of the Ten Commandments is not allowed on Capitol grounds,” according to a spokesman for the governor. “She will consult with the attorney general to evaluate the state’s legal options moving forward.”

State Attorney General Scott Pruitt said that he will file a petition with the court to rehear the case “in light of the broader implications of this ruling on other areas of state law.”

“Quite simply, the Oklahoma Supreme Court got it wrong. The court completely ignored the profound historical impact of the Ten Commandments on the foundation of Western law,” Pruitt said.

The lawsuit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) “on behalf of a local Baptist minister and several other citizens” who claimed that the statue of the Ten Commandments violated the Oklahoma State Constitution.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am an atheist and I do not object to the display of The Ten Commandments even though part of it is religious nonsense.

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Anonymous said...

The Ten Commandments are not the basis or part of US law, except those against murder and theft, and even those are qualified!

Bird of Paradise said...

The oklahoma supereum court needs to be declared Unconstitutional

Alpha Skua said...

Obama like all liberals advocate the murder of the unborn while using kids in their pushing for gun control and confiscation just like Hitler,Mao,Castro,Stalin,Pol Pot and Ho Chi Mihn did

Anonymous said...

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse:
You cannot post "Thou shall not steal," "Thou shall not commit adultery," and "Thou shall not lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Anon 3:44,

That's it! It all makes sense now!

ROTFL!

Anonymous said...

It's just a monument to right wing Christian politicians with small dicks.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a small dick is to be preferred over having a large one residing on one's shoulders.

Flu-Bird said...

Liberals and Demacrats dont like the 10 Comandments becuase it prophits all the things they like to do

Anonymous said...

Change the State Constitution to be more specific.