Ten Commandments Get the Boot in Oklahoma
The courts aren’t just tearing down God’s law in opinions, but on government property too!
In Oklahoma, seven justices are doing their part to squeeze Christianity out of the public square with a ruling that boots the Ten Commandments from the State Capitol grounds. For a state whose counties all voted Republican in the last presidential election, the decision came as a bit of a shock to locals.
Unfortunately for voters, the Oklahoma Constitution is unusually strict — stricter than the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause — when it comes to religious expression. “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion…”
Obviously, the Ten Commandments have deep religious roots — not just to Christians but Jews, which is why Governor Mary Fallin (R) is exploring every option to reinstate the marble. So far, state Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a good case for doing so since the monument is also profoundly historical.
“[T]he court completely ignored the impact of the Ten Commandments on the foundation of Western law,” he pointed out. Like other legal experts, he expects the case to ultimately wind up in the Supreme Court’s lap.
In the meantime, one of the greatest tragedies in our nation isn’t that the Ten Commandments are vanishing from public schools and government buildings — it’s that the Ten Commandments are disappearing from the hearts and minds of many Americans, including churchgoers. The more people know them, the more inclined they may be to practice them.
Which may be exactly what the Left is afraid of!
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