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‘Sit on the lap of Satan’

Satanists’ Statue Design for Oklahoma Capitol Stirs Controversy

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This artist’s rendering provided by the Satanic Temple shows the proposed monument (AP Photo/Satanic Temple)

Cheryl K. Chumley  writes:  Members of the Satanic Temple have unveiled their design for a 7-foot-tall statue of the devil they want to locate at the Capitol building in Oklahoma, right next to a monument of the Ten Commandments that has stood since 2012.

And to many, the design may prove shocking.

The Associated Press reported an artist’s depiction shows Satan as the goat-headed and horned figure of Baphomet, complete with wings and a long beard. The Satan figure is shown sitting on a throne decorated with pentagrams, in the middle of a few smiling children.

“The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond,” said Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the group, in a statement reported by the AP. “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 group is based in New York, but says it’s not fair for Oklahoma lawmakers to let a Ten Commandments statue stand at the building, without also allowing monuments that reflect other spiritual beliefs, The Associated Press reported. The Ten Commandments statue was privately funded. The American Civil Liberties Union sued to have it removed shortly after it was place, AP reported…  Read the rest…

Washington Times

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5 Comments on “‘Sit on the lap of Satan’”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet Satanists’ Statue Design for Oklahoma Capitol Stirs Controversy Cheryl K. Chumley writes: […]

  2. Hey if they want to build/maintain it then fine.
    Around 70-80% of the population will laugh their asses off at them though.

  3. […] ‘Sit on the lap of Satan’ (punditfromanotherplanet.com) […]


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