Ten Commandments Monument Is Installed At Oklahoma State Capitol

Posted on November 19, 2012


The Ten Commandments monument is near the north entrance of the Oklahoma state Capitol. Private money paid for the cost of the monument and developing its base.

Oklahoma (Michael McNutt-Newsok) – A Ten Commandments monument is up on the grounds of the state Capitol, but it didn’t pass spell check.

“Remember the Sabbeth day, to keep it holy,” reads one.

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidseruent,” reads the last one.

Rep. Mike Ritze, whose family paid for the monument that was put up Thursday, said the monument company has been contacted and will correct the errors to the words Sabbath and maidservant.

“It’s a simple fix,” said Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, who hasn’t seen the installed monument. “Scribner’s errors or misspellings are not uncommon with monument manufacturing.”

The changes likely will be made well before a decision is made by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma to file a lawsuit over whether the monument is a violation of separation of state.

Ryan Kiesel, the organization’s executive director, said a constitutional challenge is being discussed.

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