State Question 790 fails: Oklahomans say NO to using public resources for religious purposes

Posted at 9:29 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 22:41:55-05

Oklahomans were not in favor of removing the section of the Oklahoma Constitution that prohibits the state from using public money or property for religious purposes.

State Question 790 has failed.

Article 2, Section 5 of the Constitution states:

No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.

This section was interpreted by the Oklahoma courts requiring the state to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the State Capitol grounds.

If you voted YES for the proposal, you voted for that section to be removed. If you voted NO for the proposal, you voted for the section to remain.


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