Then a Satanist group asked to put up a statue too.
Brady Henderson, legal director for ACLU Oklahoma, said if state officials allow one type of religious expression, they must allow alternative forms of expression, although he said a better solution might be to allow none at all on state property.
"We would prefer to see Oklahoma's government officials work to faithfully serve our communities and improve the lives of Oklahomans instead of erecting granite monuments to show us all how righteous they are," Henderson said. "But if the Ten Commandments, with its overtly Christian message, is allowed to stay at the Capitol, the Satanic Temple's proposed monument cannot be rejected because of its different religious viewpoint."And now a Hindu group has done the same thing.
One blogger writes,
If the Commission votes yes on the proposal, conservatives will flip out.
If they vote no, they’re just inviting a lawsuit.
This is beautiful.It's hard not to enjoy this in a schadenfreude kind of way. For some reason, the right wingers never understand that the Constitution applies to everyone, not just people who look like they do. It reminds me of a survey that I told you about a few months ago, where they interviewed different "factions" of Republicans separately, and in which one evangelical Republican described his life thus:
It’s a little bubble. So everybody – it’s like a Lake Wobegon. Everybody is above average. Everybody is happy. Everybody is white. Everybody is middle class, whether or not they really are. Everybody looks that way. Everybody goes to the same pool. Everybody goes – there’s one library, one post office. Very homogenous.
And apparently in Oklahoma, they are stunned to find that there are Hindus amongst us.