States map 2015 for blog Written by Don Byrd

[UPDATE 10/6: The monument was quietly removed overnight, according to the Washington Post.]

Oklahoma’s Capitol Preservation Commission voted 7-1 to remove the Ten Commandments monument currently on the grounds of the State Capitol, after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the religious display violates the state’s constitution. The decision by the commission hopefully avoids a showdown which some feared would take place if state officials had refused to comply with a recent court order mandating its removal.

Reuters reports the Oklahoma Republican Party has offered to serve as the new home for the 6-foot tall granite monument.

See the Baptist Joint Committee’s resource page on religious displays.