A new Oklahoma monument, showcasing the 10 commandments features misspellings.
Recently, a beautiful monument was unveiled at Oklahoma's Capitol building, featuring the Ten Commandments. However there’s an aspect to the structure that’s creating some controversy.
Two commandments feature misspellings. The word Sabbath, in the phrase “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy”, is spelled with an ‘E’. The next error is in “"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant.", where the word maidservant contains a ‘u’ instead of the required ‘v’.
Oklahoma State Representative, Mike Ritze reportedly paid $10,000 for the 6-foot tall monument, taking three years to create. Ritze states “It's a simple oversight and it will be fixed quite easily.”
The American Civil Liberties Union previously opposed the monument due to a possible violation of the separation of church and state, but ‘have no current plans to file a lawsuit for its removal’.
Earlier this year, a public sign was less-than-flattering for an Oklahoma school.
An administration building boasted a sign, which should have read: Sapulpa Public Schools. However the word 'schools' was spelled S-H-C-O-O-L-S.. The misspelling drew constant attention.