BEHOLD! The Huge Satanic Statue Made For The Oklahoma State Capitol
A 7-FT TALL STATUE of Satan could soon be sat on the lawns before the Oklahoma State Capitol next to a monument of the ten commandments, pictured below. Note the spellings of “SABETH” and “MAIDSERAUNT”. The Divine hand was big on Creation but not too hot on spelling.
In 2012, after hearing from satanists, Hindus and an animal rights group, the panel that oversees the grounds at the Oklahoma Capitol said it was not taking any more requests for new displays at the Statehouse. The Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission voted Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, to approve the ban until a court dispute over the current Ten Commandments monument is settled. It was that monument that the New York-based Satanic Temple said opened the door for it to seek its own display at the Statehouse in Oklahoma City.
The tablets were donated by a state legislator Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Ritze (seen below) in 2012.
Satan is being paid for by the The Satanic Temple (ST), which has raised over $30,000 in donations.
The ST is a public spirited body, stating on its website:
The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people. In addition, we embrace practical common sense and justice. As Satanists we all should be guided by our conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by our individual wills. We believe that this is the hope of all mankind and the highest aspiration of humanity.
As an organized religion, we feel it is our function to actively provide outreach, to lead by example, and to participate public affairs wheresoever the issues might benefit from rational, Satanic insights.
The Temple’s Lucian Greaves tells ABC News that his statue is to “celebrate our progress as a pluralistic nation founded on secular law”.
But he won’t press for Satan to attract god-fearing pigeons keen to practice their aim if the 10 Commandments statue is moved. Greaves tells Vice:
“…the idea that the Ten Commandments are foundational to US or Oklahoman law is absurd and obscene… I would argue that the message behind our monument speaks more directly to the formation of US Constitutional values than the Ten Commandments possibly could. It especially does so when it stands directly beside the Ten Commandments, as it affirms no one religion enjoys legal preference.”
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