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Ten Commandments Monument Removed from OK State Capitol After Court Order

ten commandments oklahomaA Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state capitol was removed this week after a state Supreme Court ruling on the matter earlier this year, saying it was against the state Constitution to display it there.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol took it down Monday night and moved it to the grounds of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

Naturally, plenty of Oklahomans are unhappy about the move, especially Governor Mary Fallin.

Fallon put out a lengthy press release saying, “Moving forward, I believe the people of Oklahoma should have the opportunity to vote on a proposed Constitutional change to ensure that historical monuments like this one are not pushed out of public spaces. I strongly encourage lawmakers to take up this issue in the next legislative session.”

State legislator Mike Ritze, who gifted the monument to the state, plans to repeal the amendment that the state Supreme Court cited in its decision.

Watch KFOR’s report above.

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