Letter to the Editor: State ban
BY Larry Vandiver, Tulsa
Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/13/12 at 3:09 AM
In the Dec. 11 Tulsa World, the letter with the headline "No violation" stated that there is not a state or federal law that bans the Ten Commandments monument from being placed on the grounds of the Capitol building. I would point out to the author that it appears to be a violation of the our state's Constitution as addressed in the following text. This has been cut and pasted from our state Constitution:
"Section II-5: Public money or property - Use for sectarian purposes.
"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."
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