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Sun Jun 16, 2013, 02:50 AM

Appeals court rules man can challenge Oklahoma 'rain god' plate

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that a judge in Oklahoma City erred by throwing out the lawsuit of Keith Cressman, pastor of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Bethany.
BY ROBERT BOCZKIEWICZ • Published: June 11, 2013

DENVER — An appeals court gave new life Tuesday to a lawsuit of a Bethany pastor who claims an American Indian image on Oklahoma's standard license plates violates his religious rights as a Christian.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that a judge in Oklahoma City erred by throwing out the lawsuit of Keith Cressman, pastor of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Bethany.

Cressman objects to the image of an American Indian shooting an arrow toward the sky to bring down rain.

He claims the image unconstitutionally contradicts his Christian beliefs by depicting Indian religious beliefs, and that he shouldn't have to display the image.

More: http://newsok.com/appeals-court-rules-man-can-challenge-oklahoma-rain-god-plate/article/3844473


Poor oppressed pastor.

This blog has some fun with it:
Our license plates are infringing on our freedom
Being an Oklahoman is pretty cool. We have a very interesting history, crazy weather, and no matter how bad things get, at least we’re not Florida. Plus, we have a pretty rich Native American history, so much so that my out-of-state cousins think I live in a teepee. We’ve got a lot of symbols, statues and unfinished heritage centers that come from our Native American history and traditions.

More: http://www.thelostogle.com/2013/06/12/our-license-plates-are-infringing-on-our-freedom/

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Sun Jun 16, 2013, 03:03 AM

1. This is why we can't have nice things.

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Sun Jun 16, 2013, 04:34 AM

2. So the image isn't an Image of a First Nations Deity.

But of a human being praying.

So, A pastor from Saint Mark's United Methodist Church want all public displays of any religious iconography removed? I hope he is ending outside christmas lights in residential neighborhoods too, they make it hard to sleep in winter.

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