Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments statue isn’t going anywhere, governor says

By Abby Phillip
The Ten Commandments monument is pictured at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
OKLAHOMA---Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) said that the state’s controversial Ten Commandments statue is staying put despite a state Supreme Court ruling ordering it to be taken off the statehouse grounds. The state’s highest court handed down a broad 7-2 decision last week, which found that the monument violated the state’s constitution. In statements issued Tuesday, Fallin defended the statue and said that “the court got it wrong.” She added that the statue will remain in place while the state appeals the court’s decision and the legislature considers changes to the constitution. [link]