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Oklahoma Supreme Court - 10 Commandments Must Go!

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 CGK    2,639

I was wondering when this would happen.  First the flag now the 10 Commandments. I wonder what's next? I Janis Joplin said it best: Freedom is just another word for nothin left to lose.


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

Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's constitution.

The court ruled Tuesday that the Oklahoma Constitution bans using public property to benefit a religion, and said the Ten Commandments are "obviously religious in nature."

Attorney General Scott Pruitt argued that the monument is nearly identical to a Texas monument that was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Oklahoma justices said the local monument violates Oklahoma's constitution.

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.

Gov. Mary Fallin's representatives said she is talking to Pruitt about the state's legal options about the statue's ordered removal. Pruitt's representatives said the attorney general's office will explore legal options after it is finished reviewing the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision.

Pruitt released this statement:

“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. Furthermore, the court’s incorrect interpretation of Article 2, Section 5 contradicts previous rulings of the court. In response, my office will file a petition with the court for a rehearing in light of the broader implications of this ruling on other areas of state law. Additionally, we are requesting a stay of the enforcement of the court’s order until the court can consider the petition for rehearing. Finally, if Article 2, Section 5 is going to be construed in such a manner by the court, it will be necessary to repeal it.”


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 CGK    2,639

They are going to take this all the way to the Supreme Court? Maybe they will let them leave it if they remove "Honor your father and your mother" and replace that with "Honor Partner One and Partner Two"


The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday morning that the Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the State Capitol grounds.

In a 7-2 decision, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the monument violated the Oklahoma Constitution and “shall be removed.”

Mike Reynolds, a former Oklahoma Representative who helped re-erect the monument, released a statement saying, "From the start, we expected this case would likely go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court."




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 Lucy Barnable    5,364

On the plus side Oklahomans wont have to look at this hideous thing:


Satanic Temple looking for new home for Baphomet statue after Oklahoma Court’s ruling

 After the decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to remove the Ten Commandments Monument outside the state Capitol, the Satanic Temple is now looking for another home for its Baphomet monument.

The Satanic Temple to unveil 'Baphomet' monument in Detroit

 The Satanic Temple is apparently making good on its mission to erect a statue of Satan, originally intended for an ultimate destination next to the Oklahoma State Capitol's monument of the Ten Commandments. In fact, TST plans to unveil the completed statue for the first time in Detroit next month.

Why Detroit? Last year, the group chose Detroit as the location for its first national chapter house. "Detroit is our first and primary chapter," spokesman Doug Mesner says by email. "We feel at home in Detroit."
In the meantime, the statue will get an unveiling party on Saturday, July 25 at Bert's Warehouse Theatre on 2739 Russell St. in Detroit. The party starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $75 for VIP and
 available for purchase online



As if Detroit doesn't have enough problems... 



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