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LeFlore County commissioners put Ten Commandments monument proposal on hold

By ZACK STOYCOFF - Tulsa World Modified: December 4, 2012 at 7:59 am •  Published: December 4, 2012

POTEAU - A revived proposal to install a Ten Commandments monument at the LeFlore County Courthouse is on hold until legal questions surrounding a similar monument at the state Capitol are settled, a county official said.

LeFlore County Commissioners Lance Smith and Ceb Scott tabled a Nov. 5 request to consider the proposal because the third commissioner, Derwin Gist, was not at the meeting and Smith wanted to confer with the District Attorney's Office.

Commissioners decided to hold off indefinitely after the American Civil Liberties Union said it may sue the state over the monument installed Nov. 15 on Capitol grounds, Smith said.

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