Thursday, July 2, 2015

OK Supreme Court rules to move 10 Commandments from Capitol Grounds

By Warner Todd Huston
OKLAHOMA---The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a monument to the Ten Commandments must be removed from the state’s Capitol in Oklahoma City. The state’s top court cited a clause in the Oklahoma Constitution that it says prohibits promotion of religion. The 7-2 decision says the monument violates Article 2, Section 5, of the state’s governing document. The court also rejected the concept that the Ten Commandments were historic in nature. In its decision, the court insisted that “the Ten Commandments are obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths.” [link]