Ten Commandments Monument Removed From Oklahoma Capitol Grounds

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KWTV) — The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), considered by many as a conservative think tank, is now the new home of the six-foot tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments after it was removed from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The OCPA is located on Lincoln Blvd., just 10 blocks from the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The monument was removed at 10:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 5). A heavy-duty crane was used to lift the 4,800 pound monument.

Since it was placed at the Capitol in 2012, several groups lobbied for its removal, and other religious groups wanted monuments of their own placed at the Capitol.

In June, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the monument displayed on state grounds violates the Oklahoma State Constitution and gave it until Oct. 12 to remove it from state property.

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