POTEAU, Okla. (AP) - A bank in Poteau is offering space to at least temporarily display a Ten Commandments monument.
Supporters want to place on the lawn of the LeFlore County Courthouse but county commissioners want to wait until a lawsuit is challenging a similar monument in Haskell County is resolved. A federal appeals court has said the Haskell County monument unconstitutionally endorses religion and the county is appealing.
Officials with Community State Bank in Poteau say the LeFlore County monument can be placed near the bank's parking lot along a busy downtown street.
Bank President Larry Spradley says the bank is committed to displaying the monument for however long it takes.
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