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.
via ABC News.