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Someone ran over the 10 Commandments Monument

10 commandments monument broken

And you thought fixing a couple of typos in granite seemed difficult.

Last night, someone drove their car on the Oklahoma State Capitol lawn and knocked over the controversial granite 10 Commandments Monument, breaking the state-endorsed symbol of religion into several large pieces.

Currently, there are no suspects for this act of vandalism, although authorities are searching for a person of interest described as a homeless Egyptian prince with a long beard who was last spotted talking to a burning bush outside Byron's liquor store.

Here are more details via The Tulsa World:

The controversial Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol was destroyed Thursday night.

Around 9 p.m., a vehicle ran over the monument, knocking it into several pieces, said John Estus, a spokesman for the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. The vehicle has been impounded and the driver left the scene, Estus said.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating. The pieces of the monument were loaded onto a vehicle by a forklift and taken to a storage facility.

Listen, I don't care if you approve of the monument or not, you can't just roll around destroying tacky objects that you don't like, otherwise we wouldn't have any of Rand Elliot's creations or that technicolor pedestrian bridge crossing I-40.

The ACLU agrees with me...

The ACLU of Oklahoma and our clients are outraged at this apparent act of vandalism. While we have and continue to seek the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol grounds through the judicial process, the Ten Commandments constitute a strong foundation in our clients’ deeply held religious beliefs. To see the Ten Commandments desecrated by vandals is highly offensive to them as people of faith. Our Oklahoma and Federal Constitutions seek to create a society in which people of all faiths and those of no faith at all can coexist as equals without fear of repressions from the government or their neighbors. Whether it is politicians using religion as a political tool or vandals desecrating religious symbols, neither are living up to the full promise of our founding documents.

Once again, how do we know this was an act of vandalism? Couldn't it be an act of God? When we see a man parting Lake Hefner in an effort to flee the OKCPD chariot unit, we'll know the answer.

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