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Villagers Risk Arrest By Bulldozing 18th Century Mexican Chapel

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials said Tuesday they have filed a criminal complaint after villagers in the central state of Tlaxcala bulldozed a chapel from the 1700s. Arturo Balandrano, the head of the historical monuments for the...Show More Summary

Okla. High Court Rejects Bid to Keep Ten Commandments on Capitol Grounds

Oklahoma's highest court has commanded the state to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, rejecting the latest legal effort to keep the statue in its place.

State faces showdown over church, state

Will Oklahoma officials honor a state Supreme Court ruling on a state-endorsed Ten Commandments monument on state capitol grounds? No one seems entirely sure.

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects appeal, orders removal of Ten Commandments stone at Capitol

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. The justices denied a request by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission to rethink the...

Oklahoma's Top Court Says State Must Remove Ten Commandments Monument

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. The justices...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Rehearing Ten Commandments Monument Case

Last month, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol was unconstitutional:

Southern Lawmaker Says Removing Confederate Monuments Is ‘The Kind Of Things ISIS Does’

If we take down monuments celebrating a slave-holding regime, State Rep. John Blust (R-NC) thinks that makes us like terrorists. The post Southern Lawmaker Says Removing Confederate Monuments Is ‘The Kind Of Things ISIS Does’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Trumpeting Cleek’s Law

Just an idle thought about the Donald as he is approaching bsae crazification factor numbers.  When will Democratic aligned Super-Pacs get involved in a monumental application of Cleek’s Law in key Republican primary states? Democratic...Show More Summary

Iran May Be Mobile’s Newest Emerging Market

Last week, as global headlines detailed, six nations, including the United States, reached a monumental though highly criticized deal with Iran in hopes of curtailing the nation’s nuclear aims. But the deal in question is a highly complex and nuanced one, and certainly an agreement that has implications well beyond the realm of nuclear weaponry. […]

I’m a Christian Minister, and Here’s Why I Opposed Oklahoma’s Official Ten Commandments Display

The Ten commandments are sacred to me and that’s exactly why I felt compelled to take action to protect them. In the wake of the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling to remove the Ten Commandments monument erected at the state capitol, some...Show More Summary

Why Threading the Needle Between Soldier and Cause is Doomed to Fail

The call to remove Confederate monuments shows no signs of letting up. Many people who supported the removal of the Confederate flag from the state

The Symbol Is Gone, But the Sentiment Remains

Last week, South Carolina took a monumental step in removing the Confederate flag from its State Capitol, where it had shamefully flown for 54 years. But here, in our nation's capital, Republicans tried to go in a different direction. Show More Summary

Petition To Remove The African American Memorial In Columbia Closing In On 50,000 Signatures

An on line petition at change.org calls for the removal on the African American memorial on the South Carolina Capital Lawn. Stating, that the African American Monument depicts slave ships, mistreatment and words such as "segregation"...Show More Summary

…Whereas the Washington Monument Is One Year-Round

Guy, about Empire State Building: Yeah, and for Valentine's Day they put a heart on it.Visiting Australian woman: A what? A hard-on?–Rooftop, Watching 4th of July FireworksOverheard by: i saw one of those on a building once…

Civics fail: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin manages to only guess two out of three branches of the goverment

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In a speech before a local group in Tulsa, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) defended her decision to fight to keep a Ten Commandments monument standing on the Oklahoma capital grounds despite the state Supreme Court ruling that it must come down. Describing her plans to combat the court, the...

Obama to create national monuments in three states

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The new sites include more than a million acres of wilderness

Another Spat About A Religious Monument

The Puritans of the Colonial Era would have loved to live in Oklahoma, where religious disputes are a favorite pastime. The current religious brouhaha in the Sooner State pertains to a religious monument that has been set up on the grounds of the state’s capitol. Here is an excerpt of a June 30th AP report [...]Show More Summary

Arkansas State Senator Behind Ten Commandments Monument Dismisses Debate Challenge from Satanist

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert is the politician who filed a bill -- now a law -- to install a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. He's still supporting his bill even though a similar monument was just declared illegal in Oklahoma. Show More Summary

Time to Shelve the Ten Commandments

This week, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced her intention to defy her state Supreme Court's decision to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol grounds. As she's following in the footsteps of Alabama Justice Roy Moore, Fallin may want to review the history. Show More Summary

Here’s What This Gov. Just Said About Court Order To Remove Ten Commandments

Last week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the Ten Commandments monument needed to be removed from the state capitol, because it endorsed such closed minded religious beliefs as “thou

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