I think I’ve mentioned before that I like to reassure myself every once in awhile that other states are crazier than ours. Here’s a great example. It’s from Oklahoma (okay, I realize its shooting fish in a barrel to find something wacky in Oklahoma, but give me a break, it’s a Friday.)
Ten Commandments bill OK’d
By John Greiner
March 13, 2006
State senators passed legislation today to help county officials who want to display the Ten Commandments on public property but fear lawsuits if they do. The purpose of the legislation is to provide financial resources so the American Civil Liberties Union does not intimidate county officials who want to erect a display of the Ten Commandments, Sen. James Williamson said.
Haskell County commissioners erected an 8-foot-tall granite slab displaying the Ten Commandments last year. The county has been sued by the ACLU on behalf of a disabled veteran.
The legislation would apply only to a display of the Ten Commandments and only if it is constitutional under U.S. Supreme Court guidelines, said Williamson, a Tulsa Republican who is running for governor. It would not apply to displays of other religions, he said.
I particularly enjoy the last part about how it doesn’t apply to other religions. Yeah, that’s SO constitutional.
Sara in Philly