The measure authorizes installation of a 3-by-6-foot monument on the Capitol grounds. The structure would be similar to a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was constitutional. The measure now goes to the state Senate for final passage.
The bill's sponsor says his family will pay the estimated $10,000 cost of the project, so no state funds will be used.
The 83-to-2 House vote came on the National Day of Prayer (Thursday), a day on which televangelist Oral Roberts addressed the Oklahoma Senate. There was also a public prayer service near the state Supreme Court chamber. And religious-themed displays were set up in the state Capitol rotunda.