Texas Pastor, Others Saddle Up To Fight For The Ten Commandments
OKLAHOMA CITY - The removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the state Capitol upset a lot of people in this state and even outside the state.
It made a group of church men from Wichita Falls want to stand up for what they believe in and they did it by sitting down. The group rode more than 100 miles on horseback to Oklahoma City with the hopes of meeting with Gov. Mary Fallin. They call themselves the Glory Riders.
A group of men from Texoma Cowboy Church in Wichita Falls left Tuesday and this is their home stretch; 10 riders with the Ten Commandments, led by Pastor John Riggs.
“The reason we are riding really, truthfully, is for the honor and the Glory of God,” said Riggs of the Texoma Cowboy Church.
They are riding in protest of the removal of the Ten Commandments Monument from the Oklahoma State Capitol.
“To see that happen here, it just broke my heart,” Riggs said. “This nation was definitely founded upon God and it's woven within all the fabrics of everything from our very beginning.”
They rode through busy streets and intersections, as drivers and people on the streets curiously watched.
“It's time to wake up, to stand up and to speak up before the freedoms that you and I are enjoying today are gone forever,” Riggs told News 9.
Their journey ended at the steps of the Capitol where a large crowd gathered to support them.
“We are just wanting to let y'all know we are standing with you and we believe this is truly one nation under God,” Riggs said.
Their hope came true to meet with Fallin. They gave her a Ten Commandments tablet and prayed for her.
“How awesome it is that we have the opportunity to stand up for what we believe in, that we have the freedom to do so,” Riggs said in his prayer.
“You know, sometimes Texas and Oklahoma City may have a little competition, but on this thing, we stand together,” said Fallin.
Fallin said she will put the Ten Commandments plaque the group gave her in her personal office at the Capitol.