As if there wasn’t enough religion in Oklahoma, the state House passed a bill to put a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol.
They should’ve just installed a giant middle finger with a plaque reading, “To the non-Christians.”
At least that would be legal.
Without debate, House members voted 83-2 for the bill on the National Day of Prayer in which televangelist and Oklahoma native Oral Roberts addressed the state Senate. A public prayer service was conducted a short distance from the state Supreme Court chamber, and religious-themed displays and kiosks were set up in the Capitol rotunda.
“It wasn’t planned,” said Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, author of the Ten Commandments bill. “I think it’s divine, really.”
Ritze said he would cover the $10,000 cost of the monument as if that somehow makes it ok. He adds there is no religious purpose behind it. I doubt that.
What I do know is this will be challenged. I hope the Freedom From Religion Foundation gets on this case immediately.
How screwed up do your state officials have to be when something like this passes by such an overwhelming margin?