Group Wants Satan Statue at Oklahoma Capital [POLL]
One of our rights as Americans is freedom of religion, but this story just freaks me out! Imagine a time when you walk up to a state capital and see a statue of Satan. Okay, this is just creepy!According to ABC News:
The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, 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.”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.”
Scary! And it gets even scarier!:
“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.”
No, I don’t think it will be approved in Oklahoma or Texas or Arkansas. But would it get passed in another state? I understand tolerance, but being tolerant of this would be saying we are tolerant of evil. And that thought just plain scares me to the core of my being.
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