In a 7-2 decision this week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court found the placement of a recently erected monument displaying the Ten Commandments is unconstitutional and must be removed from the state Capitol. The monument, which replaced an original destroyed last October in a vehicle crash, was positioned on the property earlier this year.
Not only did the decision rouse the ire of citizens across the state, Oklahoma’s attorney general weighed in on the matter and promised to act. Scott Pruitt confirmed his opinion that the court “got it wrong,” noting that his office is planning to “file a petition with the court for a rehearing in light of the broader implications of this ruling on other areas of the law.”
Pruitt cited the Ten Commandments’ influence on America’s founding as a central reason he supports publicly displaying the biblical text.