State Representative Mike Ritze spearheaded the project and paid $10,000 of his own money for it
Among the Ten Commandments, which set out some basic laws for how people should live, is nothing that says Thou shalt learn how to spell. So technically, God may not be upset at some people in Oklahoma who installed a Ten Commandments monument, but it sure makes for a funny story.
Three years after Representative Mike Ritze (R - Okla.) first proposed the idea of installing a Ten Commandments monument on the state capitol grounds, the two-metre tall, 900 kg granite block was unveiled. Unfortunately, it had some glaring spelling errors. The monument reads, "Remember the Sabbeth day to keep it holy," and "Thou shalt not covet they neighbor's wife, not his manservant, not his maidseruent." Those words should be "Sabbath" and "Maidservant."
Ritze wanted the monument because, as the bill stated, "The Ten Commandments ... are an important component of the moral foundation of the laws and legalRead More »from Gaffe of the Week: Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments come with typos