Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Satan on Throne at Okla. Capitol with ACLU Help

Satanists from New York are demanding that they be allowed to donate a large statue of Satan, as a goat-headed "Baphomet" seated on a throne along with smiling children, to be placed at the Oklahoma state Capitol building alongside the existing Ten Commandments monument.
"By accepting our offer, the good people of Oklahoma City will have the opportunity to show that they espouse the basic freedoms spelled out in the Constitution."
-- The Satanic Temple of New York
UPDATE 9/16/15: Baptist, ACLU Force Removal of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma Capitol

For background, read Satanists For Abortion Shout Down Texas Christians and also read Montana Schools & Florida Reject Atheist/Satanic Anti-Christmas as well as Satan vs. God Is Supreme Court Justice's Decision

-- From "Satan Temple in New York wants to donate monument to Okla. Capitol" by UPI 1/7/14

The Satanic Temple is soliciting donations on its website so it can erect and donate a public monument to Oklahoma's Capitol Preservation Commission to "complement and contrast the Ten Commandments monument that already resides" on the grounds.

A message on the organization's website referred to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that noted "the [Ten Commandments] monument stands alone, with no other monuments or memorials in the immediate vicinity." The monument was donated to the Capitol Preservation Commission in 2009 by state Rep. Mike Ritze, an ordained Southern Baptist minister.

"We are keenly attuned to the need for a public-friendly design and plan is to make our monument an object of play for young children," the Satanic Temple said on its website.

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From "Satanic Group Unveils Goat-Head Statue for Oklahoma State Capitol" by Sean Murphy, Associated Press 1/7/14

The Satanic Temple maintains that the Oklahoma Legislature's decision to authorize a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol opened the door for its statue. The Ten Commandments monument was placed on the north steps of the building in 2012, and the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has sued to have it removed.

Similar requests for monuments have been made by a Hindu leader in Nevada, an animal rights group and the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

"The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond," temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement. "The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation."

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