Satanists want to build a 7-ft tall statue of Satan next to 10 Commandments

Remember my post of about a month ago, on a group of New York-based devil worshippers who call themselves the Satanic Temple — in the name of “religious parity” — planning to erect a monument to Satan next to the Ten Commandments outside the state capitol building in Oklahoma?

10 commandments monument outside Oklahoma state Capitol

In 2009, the conservative-led Oklahoma state legislature approved a privately funded Ten Commandments monument, which was erected last year outside the state Capitol building. Ever since the approval, opponents have called into question the constitutionality of the monument. The Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking its removal.

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

In response, the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission recently placed a moratorium on considering any new requests. “Anybody can still make their request, but we’ll hold off on considering them until the [ACLU] lawsuit is adjudicated,” commission Chairman Trait Thompson said.

Well, the Satanic Temple has chosen a design for their monument.

CBS New York reports from Oklahoma City that yesterday, Jan. 6, 2014, the Satanic Temple unveiled designs for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan. The group hasy submitted its application to the Capitol Preservation Commission, including an artist’s rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

BaphometDesign submitted by Satanic Temple

Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement: “The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond. 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.”

The push by The Satanic Temple has rankled elected leaders in this conservative state known as the buckle of the Bible Belt, who say such a proposal would never be approved by the commission.

“I think you’ve got to remember where you are. This is Oklahoma, the middle of the Heartland,” said Rep. Don Armes (R-Faxon). “I think we need to be tolerant of people who think different than us, but this is Oklahoma, and that’s not going to fly here.”

Another Oklahoma legislator, Rep. Earl Sears (R-Bartlesville), called the group’s effort “an insult to the good people of the state. I do not see Satanism as a religion, and they have no place at the state Capitol.”

Lucien GreavesGreaves makes the devil’s horns hand-sign (Oops! Excuse me! it’s really the “I love you” sign of deaf-mutes! No, it’s really the Texas Longhorns handsign! Sarc) at a Satanic Temple rally in Tallahassee, on Jan. 25, 2013, in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.

But Greaves says “We plan on moving forward one way or another” and claims to have raised nearly half of the $20,000 needed to build the monument.

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H/t FOTM’s swampygirl

~Eowyn

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20 responses to “Satanists want to build a 7-ft tall statue of Satan next to 10 Commandments

  1. Richard M Nixon (Deceased)

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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  2. k2globalcommunicationsllc

    Meanwhile in Russia Putin is moving to outlaw Abortion and Sodomy…America?

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  3. Any caption pertaining to the ding-bat at the Super Bowl should read Slut-donna ! She’s a pig !!!!

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  4. Wouldn’t the White House be a more appropriate location?

    Or the offices of Planned Parenthood?

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  5. Make note of the fact that the ACLU is the enemy of Christianity. Also, make note of anyone calling themselves conservative, who gives significant consideration to this abomination. Armed with this info, make sure the “conservatives” who are inclined to weakness are never re-elected.

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  6. If Oklahoma caves to this minor intimidation, let them pray to the devil next time there’s an EF5 tornado heading their way.

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  7. Mike is very close here. Dr.Eo has done many articles on political figures and their affiliation with different evil groups. The deep hidden meanings of what they represent. The UN, Bohemian grove, ect… They are sick,twisted individuals. All the while trying to portray something else.

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    • Amen & ditto! I’ve met a few of them, and they are basically bizarre manifestations of all that’s wrong w/humans in general. Their wealth allows them to indulge themselves in behaviours that we, the 90% cannot afford, either financially, morally, or in society.

      It’s possible to get away with everything from murder on down to the unspeakable, IF one has money enough and friends in ‘high’ places. That’s why when someone remarks that “The rich aren’t like you or me,” you should be glad you’re not in their company!

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  8. thelittlebrother

    of interest:
    Italian and Spanish dioceses train more exorcists in response to increase in demonic possessions
    http://protectthepope.com/?p=9591

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  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this remarkable post. Of course, this is more of the “in your face evil” that we have experienced in our world. Accordingly, we must set forth “in your face goodness” in our fight against evil, especially the type set forth in this post.

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  10. hat are NOT religious parity and never was, that idiot MM FFF will paid for what doing, Satan Church never was any church real, that show how much under educate idiot American we have. Don’t dream idiot Satanist, is only a dream, but a punish are to real, here are no place for that garbage move to Mexico. We will recover a republic, but that group will paid to hard penalty.

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  11. Aren’t these things the reason why the Framers wrote the First Amendment as they did?

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