The unbelievers filed a suit to have a 6-foot-tall stone monument removed. (Charisma News File)

A U.S. judge dismissed a case on Tuesday filed by an atheist group that was seeking to remove a Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma State Capitol grounds, saying the plaintiffs failed to show standing to bring the suit.

The 6-foot-tall stone monument, paid for with private money and supported by lawmakers in the socially conservative state, was first installed in 2012, prompting complaints that it violated the U.S. Constitution’s provisions against government establishment of religion.

“The Court finds that Plaintiffs have failed to establish standing and therefore the Court lacks jurisdiction to decide this action,” U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthronwrote.

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