News Oklahoma’s Supreme Court rules the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed.

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    Oklahoma's highest court said the Ten Commandments chiseled into the 6-foot-tall granite monument, which was privately funded by a Republican legislator, are "obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths."

    The 7-2 ruling overturns a decision by a district court judge who determined the monument could stay.

    Attorney General Scott Pruitt had argued that the monument was historical in nature and nearly identical to a Texas monument that was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oklahoma justices said the local monument violated the state's constitution, not the U.S. Constitution.

    "Quite simply, the Oklahoma Supreme Court got it wrong," Pruitt said in a statement. "The court completely ignored the profound historical impact of the Ten Commandments on the foundation of Western law."

    Pruitt said his office would ask the court for a rehearing and request that the monument be allowed to stay until the court considers his request.

    Since the original monument was erected in 2012, several other groups have asked to put up their own monuments on the Capitol grounds. Among them is a group that wants to erect a 7-foot-tall statue that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard.

    A Hindu leader in Nevada, an animal rights group, and the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster also have made requests.

    Rep. Mike Ritze, a Republican from Broken Arrow whose family paid about $10,000 for the monument's construction, pushed the bill authorizing the monument. He said Tuesday he hoped the attorney general would appeal the ruling.

    The original monument was smashed into pieces in October, when someone drove a car across the Capitol lawn and crashed into it. A 29-year-old man who was arrested the next day was admitted to a hospital for mental health treatment, and formal charges were never filed.

    A new monument was built and put up again in January


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    Arrivederci cock sucker
     
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    oh god that's good.
     
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    if there's a chance keeping this will lead to a spaghetti monster statue then it must be removed

    because the spaghetti thing is really fucking stupid
     
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    can you say Illuminati....
     
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    Good, enough with that childish nonsense
     
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    Let me guess, they will replace it with a rainbow flag?
     
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    good, it offends some people so its gots to go.
     
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    maroon Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I hope so, all heros those folks
     
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    Anyone that can take one up the pooper is a trooper.
     
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    The 10 Commandments is not the basis of Western Law--the only things that are illegal are murder and larceny/robbery and perjury. I'm pretty sure civilization would have come up with those without a magic tablet :jj:
     
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    Good riddance.

     
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    Guess they didn't want the satanic church to have their own statue too. Sorry Jebus, we got this law stuff on lock. We don't need your meddling. You'll just hippy it all up anyway.
     
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    The rainbow flag offends me because it promotes a culture of narcissism, unsafe sex practices, and the destruction of a nuclear family unit.

    Lets get rid of that homo shit.
     
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    All of the "Jeebus" haters and mockers are going to be in for a very, very rude awakening when they come to realize that 1.) the vast majority of actual Christians are extremely passive and tolerant (if NOT "accepting") of nearly any other way of life 2.) this type of "banning of the offensive" will not stop with their favorite "enemies".

    So, keep on "tee-hee-hee"-ing right up until you are in tears (after you realize that you have been used by people who actually hate your guts and know just how gullible you are), dummies.
     
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    Why is it offensive to post rules of general civility? The golden rule is do unto others as you would have done to you.....that's not religious just common decency-which this world is sorely lacking these days.....
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    It's not offensive but if we allow one groups' holy text we can't tell other people that their religious words are not allowed. Basically it's an all or none thing.
     
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    The 10 Commandments are not for Christians anyway (they are the "schoolmaster" to point out our sin and make us aware of the need for a savior). They are for the ungodly.