State Senate Votes For 10 Commandments Monument

The Oklahoma Senate has voted overwhelmingly for a bill to allow a Ten Commandments monument to be placed on the Capitol grounds. Full Story
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Sean

Tulsa, OK

#1 Apr 21, 2009
Awesome, prayers back in schools next. please
david_h

Tulsa, OK

#2 Apr 21, 2009
What happened to separation of church and state? I supposed Taxpayers will foot the billl???
kim

United States

#3 Apr 21, 2009
If Brogdon wants to waste his money on it then he should go for it. Hope he leaves enough room on it for a name, date of birth, and date of death because it will wind up as a headstone. It will eventually removed from the capital because it will be proven to be a religious document and not a historical one. It will be an open and shut case. I hope he also has to pay to have it removed plus the court costs that the Oklahoma taxpayers are going to incur for the obvious infraction on our rights.
Eric

New York, NY

#4 Apr 21, 2009
Oh great. Well, I guess you guys won't mind if we put up a copy of the Qur'an next to it then, since we are going to start spewing religion from our state government.

Keep your religion to your $@#! self.
John Actually in Tulsa

Powder Springs, GA

#5 Apr 21, 2009
Keep it out of the government area. Religion is a personal belief and should not be allowed anywhere near politics and our government.
oh brother

United States

#6 Apr 21, 2009
kim wrote:
If Brogdon wants to waste his money on it then he should go for it. Hope he leaves enough room on it for a name, date of birth, and date of death because it will wind up as a headstone. It will eventually removed from the capital because it will be proven to be a religious document and not a historical one. It will be an open and shut case. I hope he also has to pay to have it removed plus the court costs that the Oklahoma taxpayers are going to incur for the obvious infraction on our rights.
Yeah we wouldn't want "the sheeple" to get confused over church and state since they're already confused
with daily life.
Upstream

Tulsa, OK

#7 Apr 21, 2009
Kudos to Senator Brogdon!
Sam Jones

United States

#8 Apr 21, 2009
Thall shall not worship graven images.
Sam Jones

United States

#9 Apr 21, 2009
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.You shall not bow down to them or worship them
Muskogee Reader

United States

#10 Apr 21, 2009
What ever House-Senate committee member that doesn't vote yes, "NEEDS TO FIND ANOTHER JOB" fast.
kslink

Tulsa, OK

#11 Apr 21, 2009
It's funny how people get upset about the ten commandments. Folks, God doesn't need a momument, that is what the mountains, and beautiful sunsets represent. Just know this, as you spew your hate over anything acknowleging that God exist, He knows you exist, and even though you deny him or deny the reverence He deserves, He has a purpose for you and the plans he has set in motion for you are good and not evil. Think about this, when certain groups that you probably support, ask to stop the hate, try heeding that advice. I am not even going to get into goverment monies that are way more wasteful than a momument expressing appreciation for our founding fathers who modeled our laws and constitution from this historical document. I love you folks even if you eventually have the precious stone removed.
Muskogee Reader

United States

#12 Apr 21, 2009
Our Country was founded on God. Enough said. The rest of you can skip taking the day off on Christmas, Good Friday, ect...
tulsa reader

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Apr 21, 2009
the house and senate should concern themselves with the pressing problems of the day.....not slam dunk easy stuff....good grief
aborigine

Owasso, OK

#14 Apr 21, 2009
Sean wrote:
Awesome, prayers back in schools next. please
Contrary to the belief of many people, prayer is widely permitted in U.S. public schools. Students can pray in school busses, at the flag-pole, in student religious clubs, in the cafeteria, in the corridors, etc. Alternatively, a student can come early to class, sit quietly, and pray silently. However, a U.S. Supreme Court decision ( Engel v. Vitale; 1962) ruled that prayer is not normally permitted in public school classrooms when a class is in session. It would violate the principle of church-state separation which, according to the Court, is inferred by the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The separation principle is extended to public schools as an arm of the government.
V Kevin Mcfarland

United States

#15 Apr 21, 2009
I am proud to be in a state where fear does not play a part in our everyday life. I bet every atheist just before they die says or thinks to themselves "OH GOD."
Eric

New York, NY

#16 Apr 21, 2009
I was going to post again but I threw up in my mouth a little bit.
tulsa reader

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Apr 21, 2009
the commandments and God aside....these bozos need to learn how to add so they might be able to balance the budget.......
Brian

Broken Arrow, OK

#18 Apr 21, 2009
This country was founded on the idea that my God my be different from your God. Now our tax payer money s going to go to lawyers fees to defend this monument.

And to the moron that wants prayer in school, I hope your kid(s) get a Wiccan teacher. Your kid will learn more about the true origin of 'christian' holidays than they ever would otherwise.

I'm Catholic and I would prefer to pray with my kids and teach them religion myself. If I wanted them to pray in school or learn religion in school, I would send them to a catholic school. I went to a catholic school as a kid, but some of my other siblings went to public school. They received a better education.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#19 Apr 21, 2009
For the morons that don't read much, you will find the Ten Commandments engraved on the wall at the Supreme Court. Nuff said.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#20 Apr 21, 2009
Eric wrote:
I was going to post again but I threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Vomit probably taste pretty good to someone with your taste.

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