Oklahoma Must Remove 10 Commandments Statue From Capitol Grounds

(Bloomberg) – The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a monument of the 10 Commandments must be removed from the state capitol grounds as it violates the separation of church and state.

The high court reversed a September ruling in favor of the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, which argued the privately funded monument wasn’t an impermissible endorsement of religion, as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court.

A citizens group, led by a Baptist minister and retired school teacher and assisted by the American Civil Liberties Union, sued in 2013 to have the marker removed on claims it co-opted “their religious traditions, resulting in a cheapening and degradation of their shared faith.”

Original Article: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/oklahoma-must-remove-10-commandments-183716500.html;_ylt=A0LEViqA9ZJV.D0Al6snnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–


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