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Here's the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma's Statehouse


Offbeat  (tags: Oklahoma, statues, Baphomet, satanism )

Freya
- 1265 days ago - vice.com
In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse. An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000...



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Roseann d (178)
Monday May 5, 2014, 7:14 pm
Who new..satanic symbols can be a "good" thing. Oh the irony! Warding off the evils of pseudo-Christianity.
 

Kit B (276)
Monday May 5, 2014, 7:42 pm

So Sarah Palin was the model? I didn't know that. ;)
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 5, 2014, 8:14 pm
I remember this+i'm still cracking up!
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday May 6, 2014, 2:02 am
Oh, Freya, you beat me to it - by 6 hours!

I thot *I* had discovered this story! and I wanted to post it!!! ;-D

"If the Ten Commandments monument is allowed to remain on the Capitol grounds with its overtly Christian message, then the Satanic Temple’s proposal can’t be rejected because it is of a different religious viewpoint.”
The U.S. Constitution is QUITE CLEAR on that!
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday May 6, 2014, 2:24 am
'In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse. An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by the time donations ended almost $30,000 had been raised.
Now an artist trained in classical sculpture is toiling away in New York, crafting a Baphomet figure sitting beneath an inverted pentagram and flanked by two children gazing upward in loyalty. When it is finished, it will be cast in bronze and, the Satanists hope, eventually displayed in Oklahoma.

The statue is a direct response to the state's installation of a Ten Commandments monument outside the Capitol in 2012. State Representative Mike Ritze paid for the controversial statue with his own money, and therefore it was considered a donation and OK to place on government property. Following that line of reasoning, the Satanic Temple submitted a formal application for their monument.

As Trait Thompson of the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission told CNN last December, “Individuals and groups are free to apply to place a monument or statue or artwork.” The applications are then approved or rejected by the Commission. Unfortunately, the state has placed a halt on issuing permits for any other monuments until a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Ritze’s Commandments monument is settled.
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There's a lot more, READ THE WHOLE THING, it's HILARIOUS!!!

There's a link to a place where YOU can donate, too.....
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[Cast in Bronze so that it's hard to destroy, of course!]
[This is the preliminary model. They intend to make a MOLD so that they can CAST MORE - for OTHER Courthouses displaying the 10 Commandments! What a CREATIVE idea!!!!!]
 

GGmaSAway D (192)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:58 pm
Think that scientists should put a monument up there - Darwinism, or the Theory of Evolution. How about a progression from ape to man. That might prove to be a worse threat than the Satanic monument. I'd even chip in few bucks...
 

GGmaSAway D (192)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:59 pm
Sorry Freya, can't currently give you another star, even though you earned it.
 
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