Oklahoma Caves: Ten Commandments Monument Moved Under Cover of Darkness

Oklahoma Caves: Ten Commandments Monument Moved Under Cover of Darkness

What a bunch of craven cowards. I’m ashamed of the government in Oklahoma for letting this happen. Under the cover of darkness, the Capitol Preservation Commission had the two-ton monument removed and transported to private property a few blocks away. It was bad enough when the state Supreme Court ruled against it. This was just the final straw. They voted 7 to 1 to do this. I’d like to shake the hand of the lone vote against it. They did it at night so protesters couldn’t stop it or annoy them. Stealthy? This is nothing short of sneaky and cowardly. Both titles fit Bruce Prescott, a Baptist minister from Norman who complained it violated the state constitution. Great… a Marxist minister gripes and the state digs up the word of God. Their priorities are hellish.

Ten Commandments

From NewsMax:

A two-ton granite monument commemorating the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was stealthily removed under cover of darkness on Monday to be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage.

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A week after officials with the Capitol Preservation Commission voted 7-1 to ax the Ten Commandments display from public property, a contractor the state hired began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m.

The dramatic conclusion comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support “any sect, church, denomination or system of religion.”

The state is paying the contractor about $4,700 to remove the monument and take it to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ offices a few blocks away, Office of Management and Enterprise Services spokesman John Estus said.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol had increased security around the monument earlier Monday, and barriers were erected to keep visitors from getting close to it. Estus said the decision to remove the monument under the cover of darkness was made to avoid disturbing workers at the Capitol and to keep protesters from demonstrating while heavy equipment was being used to detach the two-ton monument from its base.

“We wanted it to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible, and doing it at night gave us the best opportunity to do that,” Estus said. “The Highway Patrol was also very concerned that having it in the middle of the day could lead to having demonstrations of some kind.”

Originally authorized by the Republican-controlled Legislature in 2009, the privately funded monument has been a lightning rod for controversy since it was erected in 2012, prompting a lawsuit from Bruce Prescott, a Baptist minister from Norman who complained it violated the state constitution.

“Frankly, I’m glad we finally got the governor and attorney general to agree to let the monument be moved to private property, which is where I believe it’s most appropriate,” Prescott said Monday. “I’m not opposed to the Ten Commandments. The first sermon I ever preached was on the Ten Commandments. I’m just opposed to it being on public property.”

Shame on these people. Oklahoma used to be the most conservative state in the union and one of the most religious. No more. They have a church on every damned corner, but can’t keep the Ten Commandments monument at the capitol. I’m sick of weak-kneed, jelly-spined so-called Christians. There are a lot of good people in this state. Devout Christians no less. But the government here is infiltrated with Progressive Marxists, just like the rest of the nation. They are right to fear the people over crap like this. Eventually, they are going to go a step too far. All of these people should be voted out and fired. Oklahoma… you better wake up and clean house. You’ve got rats in the cupboard.

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