Wednesday, January 28, 2009
An Oklahoma State Representative has introduced a bill to put a Ten Commandments monument up at the State Capitol in Oklahoma.
With a wink and a nod, he says that his intent is not to have the state endorse any faith, but to recognize a "historical document" that is "part of our law."
It is hard to find a "conservative" Christian in Oklahoma who opposes this ruse. When they are in a courtroom the swear they are only recognizing a "historical document," but that is not what they say in private conversations and in their churches. The language and rhetoric of Christian Nationalism and Christian Reconstructionism permeates the politically active conservative churches in Oklahoma.
Like County Commissioners who approved a monument to American theocracy in Haskell County, I expect Oklahoma's legislators would rather chisel commandments in stone than observe them.
Posted by Bruce Prescott at 8:27 AM