Ten Commandments Monument Finds Home Outside Poteau Bank
About 200 people came to the unveiling of the 10 Commandments monument. [Poteau Daily News photo]
POTEAU, OK -- While LeFlore County commissioners wait to hear the results of a Supreme Court decision, a LeFlore County bank gives the go-ahead for a 10 Commandments monument to be displayed.
The monument that was intended for the lawn of the LeFlore County Courthouse was unveiled in its new location Wednesday. More than 200 people turned out to the Community State Bank in downtown Poteau for the event.
LeFlore County commissioners originally agreed to put the monument on the courthouse lawn, but they later decided to wait while the U.S. Supreme Court decided the fate of a similar monument in Haskell County.
Haskell County commissioners are appealing a ruling that the monument on the courthouse lawn in Stigler is unconstitutional due to the division of church and state.
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