Oklahoma Busily Tearing Down Walls To Erase ‘Separation Of Church And State’

Oklahoma has advanced a bill to allow Ten Commandments statues in all of their public buildings. House Bill 2177 allows for the installation of:

“… Statues, monuments, memorials, tablets or any other display [of] historically significant documents.”

They have tried to pass a bill like this before, but they lost the battle for that back in 2015.

Representative John Bennett is prepared for the backlash because he added a clause to allow the Attorney General to defend it:

“… The Oklahoma Attorney General is authorized to prepare and present a legal defense of the display.”

Bennett made it clear that he meant for this bill to be used for the Ten Commandments. He didn’t include any other religion when presenting this bill.

This is by far not the first time that a religious lawmaker has tried to shove the Ten Commandments into public buildings. Texas had a similar battle involving a Ten Commandments mural in a public high school.

This is just ridiculous. It’s a waste of time and money because allowing these landmarks on public property is unconstitutional. Why don’t they just put it at their church instead?! We are not a theocracy, Christians.

Featured image by Scott via Flickr, available under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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