Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oklahoma's 10 Commandments Monument Demolished

My question is "Why was the monument placed on level ground, where something like this could happen?"  It is so sad, friends, that something so wholesome and reverent to our Creator, could be so easily wiped out by a dimwit with a car.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP/CBS) - A man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is under mental evaluation, according to the Highway Patrol. 

"Investigators will continue to look into the case and coordinate with the Oklahoma County District Attorney on Monday, for any possible criminal charges," according to a news release from OHP Capt. George Brown.  CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City reports that officials identified the suspect as 29-year-old Michael Tate Reed Jr. from Roland, Ok.

The suspect was taken to a mental health facility in Oklahoma County, Brown said in the release.
The U.S. Secret Service said the suspect was detained Friday after showing up at a federal building in Oklahoma City, rambling, making derogatory statements about President Barack Obama, admitting to damaging the monument and saying Satan told him to do so.

"He claimed he got out of his car, urinated on the monument, and then ran over it and destroyed it," said Secret Service agent David Allison in Oklahoma City. "He said Satan told him to do it, and that he was a Satanist."  

Officials told KWTV the suspect admitted that he has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and is off his medication. The suspect also told authorities that he was a Satanist.


Governor Mary Fallin released a statement condemning the act, 
and volunteered to help raise private funds to restore it.  
"This monument was built to memorialize the historical significance of the Ten Commandments in guiding our own laws and lives. It is absolutely appalling that someone would vandalize anything at the Oklahoma State Capitol - the People's Building - much less a monument of such significance," Fallin said in the statement attained by KWTV. "Our monument will be rebuilt and restored."


3 comments:

Mike said...

Yeah, I saw that. It's a good thing I'm not king because in cases like this, I'd take a chunk of what was destroyed and drop it on their foot.

(I first said "crush their heads with it", then thought that was a little too bloodthirsty. Oh well, guess I really am.)

The Local Malcontent said...

or drop it on their kidneys? from say, 20 feet up?

Mike said...

Y'know, it wasn't the fact that it was a religious monument that made me the angriest, but that it was senseless vandalism, just a violent temper tantrum the Godless progtards are so good at.

I saw nothing wrong with it being on state property, but I wish there weren't monuments like this in those places...only because it would take away reasons for those who are so childishly offended. I considered myself an agnostic when I was a young man in h.s. and it didn't bother me that they said a prayer before football games. I went ahead and bowed my head in respect for the tradition of my school and community. Life's too short to be constantly butthurt over something that really doesn't affect you.