Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Give that man a medal!

The Oklahoma Constitution, Article II, Section 5, specifically forbids the use of state funds and property for any religious purpose whatsoever.
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.
Just about every legislator seems to want go to just about any length to avoid acknowledging that. And the theocrats have been turning themselves into pretzels to push a bill to erect a monument to the Ten Commandments on State Capitol grounds.

Not so for state Senator Jim Wilson, Democrat from Tahlequah, who is now on record for acknowledging it in the Tulsa World:
Wilson said the state constitution bans spending money on religious items.

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