Oklahoma Supreme Court: 10 Commandments Monument Must Be Removed From Capitol

There was a huge victory for the separation of church and state today in Oklahoma!

In a 7-2 decision, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday morning that the Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the State Capitol grounds because the monument violates the Oklahoma Constitution and “shall be removed.”

“From the start, we expected this case would likely go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Mike Reynolds, a former Oklahoma Representative who helped re-erect the monument.

Oklahoma Constitution Article 2, Section 5 reads:

No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.