It was a scene guaranteed to gladden the heart of anyone who endorses the state religion of secular progressivism.
Under the cover of darkness, construction workers removed from the grounds of Oklahoma’s state capitol a granite slab on which the Ten Commandments were engraved. The furtive undertaking, which had the appearance of a mini apocalypse, complete with an eerie darkness and billowing stone dust clouds occurred within a state in which only 5.7% of the population declares itself “non-religious.”
Why were the construction workers toiling away at night? According to the appropriately bureaucratically named Office of Management and Enterprise Services spokesman John Estus, “We wanted it to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible, and doing it at night gave us the best opportunity to do that. The Highway Patrol was also very concerned that having it in the middle of the day could lead to having demonstrations of some kind.”
Yes, God forbid Christians might actually demonstrate in protest against the desecration of the law they regard as holy — given by God to Moses on Mt. Sinai. God forbid Christians might be as outraged as Muslims would be if the State decided to burn a Koran on the capitol lawn.
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