Fiery Cowboys Ride to Okla. to Protest Removal of Ten Commandments Monument
— amarilloglobe (@amarilloglobe) October 23, 2015
These cowboys might be from Texas, but they're still unhappy about the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the Oklahoma state Capitol grounds earlier this month.
Horseback members of the Texoma Cowboy Church in Wichita Falls, Tex., hand-delivered a stone tablet engraved with the Ten Commandments to Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin today.
The monument, erected in 2012, was removed after the state Supreme Court ruled it violated the state constitution's ban on the use of public funds or property for religious purposes.
— Louis (@earthmonkey) October 8, 2015
Conservative lawmakers have announced plans for a statewide vote on a constitutional amendment to lift the ban.
"It breaks our hearts to see where this country is headed and to see the removal of the law of God from our land, from our buildings," church leader Rev. John Riggs said, handing the tablet over.
"You're certainly standing up for our Christian values and the Ten Commandments, which is very important to the state of Oklahoma," Fallin told the riders.
She called the Texas riders "good neighbors" and said she would place the tablet in her office.