08 Wednesday 08th January 2014
A Satanic church from New York has applied to put up a statue of a Baphometic idol in the Oklahoma state capitol next to a Ten Commandments monument. "The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond," Satantic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves told the Associated Press. "Also, the statue is functional, serving as "a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation."
As fantastic as this seven-foot statue would look standing next to the Ten Commandments, it's really designed to make a point. After the Oklahoma Legislature agreed to permit the privately funded Ten Commandments monument in 2012, the Oklahoma chapter of the ACLU quickly sued to have it removed. That lawsuit is ongoing, but in the meantime various other organizations have petitioned to erect monuments dedicated to their causes. As well as our Satanic chums, a Hindu group, an animal-rights group, and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster have all proposed various monuments.
Here's Anton dropping some truth bombs on us:
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