Satanists Unveil Statue Design for Oklahoma State Capital

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WEB Notes: What a sad state of affairs, this is an absolute abomination. Do not be fooled into picturing Satan as a red colored beast with horns and a pitch fork. God’s Word describes Satan as perfect in beautyEzekiel 28:12-19.

(ABC) – A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012.

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.”

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.

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 lawsuit is adjudicated,” commission Chairman Trait Thompson said.

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.”

While Greaves acknowledges the Satanic Temple’s effort is in part to highlight what it says is hypocrisy of state leaders in Oklahoma, he says the group is serious about having a monument placed there.

The group already has raised nearly half of the $20,000 it says it needs to build the monument.

“We plan on moving forward one way or another,” Greaves said.

Another Oklahoma legislator, Rep. Earl Sears, 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,” said Sears, R-Bartlesville.

On its website, the Satanic Temple explains that it “seeks to separate Religion from Superstition by acknowledging religious belief as a metaphorical framework with which we construct a narrative context for our goals and works.

“Satan stands as the ultimate icon for the selfless revolt against tyranny, free & rational inquiry, and the responsible pursuit of happiness,” the website says. – ABC: Group Unveils Satan Statue Design for Oklahoma

14 thoughts on “Satanists Unveil Statue Design for Oklahoma State Capital

  1. As how the U S is being run now days they should have put this Goat Chair thing right down there in Wash. DC. In fact it wouldbe the perfect chair for obama to imoho. 😳 😯

  2. You don’t have to be religious to know that people who worship Satan are screwed-up. Everyone knows what Satan represents, and to worship him (as many Jews do), definitely puts you on the wrong side of decency, and anything else that’s good in this world.

      1. Although I’m not religious in the sense I have to read a book to know what God is, I do agree with JR. Satan is an icon of evil, regardless of whether (Set-un) exists. (Note: Set-un means the people of Set and goes back to Egypt. It’s likely these morons don’t even know this bit of trivia).

        This group is essentially a tiny group of attention whores. Small-minded people that sit around playing devil and thinking, “how can we show people who we are?”.

        Tolerance, I think you have to draw the line somewhere.

  3. someone tried that here of a demonic looking gargoyle overlooking the city. noticed it on thanksgiving as i was driving to my relatives. i told a few people about it. drove by there again a week or so later and it was gone. hmm…

  4. I thought at first glance that it was a statue of Barry Soetoro, perhaps planned for his new presidential library.

  5. “I do not see Satanism as a religion, and they have no place at the state Capitol,” said Sears
    It’s just as much a religion as his…freedom for all I say (playing the ‘devils’ advocate) 😉

  6. These devil worshiping freaks are everywhere. My brother had a young
    sheep as a pet whom he loved called WeeWillie. One evening the little
    sheep did not return as he always did down from the pastures. My
    brother went out to find him and found him headless. The torso was
    untouched. The Sheriff said it was probably devil worshipers. The
    terrain was all farm land. This filth had probably been watching the
    little sheep for a special sacrifice much like jews.

  7. For a state that is the poorest state in the U.S., it amazes me that they can afford to attempt to put up a Satanist’s monument. Satan and his minions are truly trying to capture our country. Unfrigginbelievable! When will the madness ever end?

  8. considering what happens to people at a court house I say go for it. All the more reason to bur the block down.

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