Section II-5 of the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma: No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.State Representatives Jason Nelson and Mike Reynolds, both of Oklahoma City, recently submitted House Joint Resolution (HJR) 1081 calling for a constitutional amendment to repeal Section II-5 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It was referred to the House Rules Committee where most bills and resolutions go to die. Today, the House Rules Committee gave it a DO PASS approval and referred it to the full House of Representatives.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
It did not take long for the Dominionists elected to the State Legislature in Oklahoma to start working to put public money into the coffers at their churches. Oklahoma has strong article in its state constitution prohibiting the use of public funds for sectarian purposes:
Posted by Bruce Prescott at 4:49 PM