Move over Ten Commandments! New York City Satanists, among other whacked-out groups, want to take up the space next to you with a homage to their deity that children can play on and hopefully be inspired by (inspired for what, I can only guess). The Oklahoma Capital Preservation Committee is already embroiled in a lawsuit with the ACLU over a monument of the Ten Commandments erected in 2012 at the Oklahoma Statehouse. But… did they ever imagine they would have to battle Satan himself?
As reported by The Wire:
“The New York City-based Satanic Temple unveiled on Monday the proposed design of its epic troll of Oklahoma City: a 7-foot-tall statue of the horned deity Baphomet, to be placed right next to the statue of the Ten Commandments that was erected on the grounds of the Oklahoma Statehouse in 2012.
Satanic Temple has gotten the furthest along in the process, raising over $13,000 of its $20,000 goal for its statue, the plans for which include the goat-headed Baphomet, his long beard flowing, issuing wise counsel to two smiling children.
The statue is not just for display, however. Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement that it “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” and will be be “an object of play for young children”. It is an understatement to say that some Oklahoma lawmakers are not pleased…”
Oklahoma, I hope you are prepared! If the ACLU prevails in its lawsuit, there will be an evil, ugly troll waiting patiently at the Statehouse to be introduced to your children-providing play, a lap to sit on, and inspiration. School field trip, anyone?