OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill to allow the Ten Commandments to be
placed on the Capitol grounds has won approval in a Senate committee.
The vote was 5-3 for the measure, which opponents argue is unconstitutional.
Sen. Jim Wilson, a Tahlequah Democrat, argued it was a religious display prohibited by the state Constitution.
But Sen. Randy Brogdon, an Owasso Republican, said the monument
recognized the historical importance of the Ten Commandments and had "nothing to do with religious viewpoints."
The bill, which already has passed the House, will be considered next by the full Senate.
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