Attorney General continues Ten Commandments battle

Ponca City Now - September 4, 2015 8:52 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Attorney General is continuing his fight to keep a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol, despite an order from the state’s highest court that it must be removed.

Pruitt on Thursday filed a brief in state court alleging that the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling "evinces a hostility towards religion."

The Supreme Court in June ruled in a 7-2 decision that the monument is a religious symbol and must be removed from the Capitol grounds because it violates a state constitutional ban on using public property for the benefit of religion. The decision prompted outrage among some conservative politicians.

Pruitt has argued unsuccessfully that the monument is permitted because of the historical significance of the text.

Plaintiff’s attorney Brady Henderson called Pruitt’s filing "desperate and frivolous."

 

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