The Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday demanding that a Ten Commandments monument be removed from the courthouse grounds in the town of Stigler.

“Every American is entitled to practice his or her own belief, and our government should never endorse one religious faith over another,” said Tina Izadi, an ACLU of Oklahoma staff attorney. “The Haskell County monument sends the message that people who adhere to a particular religious creed have favored status over other residents in the eyes of the court.”