Oklahoma man seeks to construct Ten Commandments statue
October 11, 2017
MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma county has denied a man's request to build a Ten Commandments statue outside the local courthouse.
Contractor Tim Mitchell requested to place the religious statue outside the Pittsburg County Courthouse during a meeting on Monday of county commissioners, the McAlester News-Capital reported. He also told commissioners he would fund the statue's construction.
District Attorney Chuck Sullivan told Mitchell and commissioners that the Oklahoma Constitution bars public money or property from being used to support or benefit "directly or indirectly" any sect,...