Satanists want statue next to 10 Commandments

You know -- for kids!

"They said they wanted to be open to different monuments," said Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the Temple of Satan, "and this seems like a perfect place to put that to the test." [...]

But if Christians and Jews can have their monument to the 10 Commandments, then Satanists must be allowed to erect their own statue, said Brady Henderson, legal director of the American Civil Liberty Union's Oklahoma chapter.

"We feel like the Satanic Temple has a very strong argument to say that, if the state allows one religious monument, you have to allow others," Henderson said.

Oklahoma's statehouse grounds already has monuments honoring its heritage and Native American history, said Trait Thompson, chair of the Capitol Preservation Commission. [...]

"We want something big and bold that will be able to stand up to the weather or whatever other kinds of assaults," that may target the monument, he said.

"My favorite idea right now is an object of play for children. We want kids to see that Satanism is where the fun is."

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8 Responses:

  1. phuzz says:

    Satanists: Thinking of your children.

  2. It is, indeed, better that children learn early that satanism is where the fun is.

  3. Chris Davies says:

    Good old Satanists. The only thing that could better teach the lesson as to why Church/State separation is important is if Scientologists were to demand a statue of L. Ron on the site.

  4. James C. says:

    And Satan stood up against them in the global environment. And Satan stood up against them in the table used by the programs external to the enclosing procedure.

  5. Perry says:

    You missed that they have an indiegogo to fund it! Seems like a worthy cause...

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/put-a-satanic-monument-at-ok-capitol

    • James says:

      I predict goat horn bike racks in one of the parklet's Octobers.

    • Pavel Lishin says:

      I can't seem to give them my money.

      Your payment could not be completed through PayPal because the campaign owner’s PayPal account has not been set up correctly. We’ve notified the campaign owner to request that the PayPal account information be updated. Please try your contribution again in 24 hours.

      They've got some funds already, though - I wonder if PayPal blocked them.

      • Nate says:

        According to the comments on Indiegogo, this was fixed an hour or two after you left this comment. Try again?