Skip to comments.Satanists plan statue to stand alongside Ten Commandments in Oklahoma
Posted on 12/08/2013 2:39:10 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the statehouse.
The Republican-controlled legislature in the state known as the buckle of the Bible Belt authorised the privately funded Ten Commandments monument in 2009. It was placed on the Capitol grounds last year despite criticism from legal experts, who questioned its constitutionality. The Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking its removal.
But the New York-based Satanic Temple saw an opportunity. It notified the state's Capitol Preservation Commission that it wants to donate a monument and plans to submit one of several possible designs this month, said Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the temple.
"We believe that all monuments should be in good taste and consistent with community standards," Greaves wrote in letter to state officials. "Our proposed monument, as an homage to the historic/literary Satan, will certainly abide by these guidelines."
Greaves said one potential design involves a pentagram, a satanic symbol, while another is meant to be an interactive display for children. He said he expects the monument, if approved by Oklahoma officials, would cost about $20,000.
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If they acknowledge Satan then they know there is a G-d.
A new rifle taget, eh!
I’m surprised they don’t do like the millions of liberal “Christian” liberals who follow of Satan.
Infiltrate churches and attack God’s people from within.
And will the ACLU bring suit against them too?
“A new rifle taget, eh!”
Their statue should also be targeted!
There is no equivalence between good and evil. One is good, and one is evil. I guess that’s too complicated for liberals to grasp.
So it will be a statue of the qu’uran?
The ACLU are not “legal experts.” They are experts at bullying, Christian bashing, and tantrums until they get their way. But legal experts? No way.
Without our idiotic anti-discrimination laws, and our idiotic labor laws crap like this would never happen. 50 years ago someone wanting to put up a satanic statue anywhere public would be fired from his job, refused service in his community, and generally shunned until he stopped his behavior. Now every one of those remedies is legally actionable.
How nice, a reminder to people of the choice.
Why would they put up a statue?
The reasonable thing to do, if the Ten Commandments are already there, is put up stone tablets saying:
I There is no god.
II Perjure yourself.
III Do what you like on Sundays.
IV Put your father and mother, father and father, or mother and mother in a home.
VI Commit adultery, fornication, sodomy, etc.
IX Covet your neighbor’s wife, your neighbor’s husband, and your neighbor.
X Covet your neighbor’s stuff.
Who decides which is which?
Should there be a government commission to decide which religions should be allowed to be publicly celebrated?
Visions of the Saddam statue come to mind.
An Obama statue?
From the article:
Brady Henderson, the legal director for ACLU Oklahoma, said if state officials allow one type of religious expression, they must allow alternative forms of expression, although he said a better solution might be to allow none at all on state property.
We would prefer to see Oklahoma's government officials work to faithfully serve our communities and improve the lives of Oklahomans instead of erecting granite monuments to show us all how righteous they are," Henderson said. "But if the Ten Commandments, with its overtly Christian message, is allowed to stay at the Capitol, the Satanic Temple's proposed monument cannot be rejected because of its different religious viewpoint."
Guess it IS too complicated for some to distinguish which is good and which is evil - God or Satan.
No, it’s very possible that it won’t.
Their statue should also be targeted!
Let me simplify it for Liberals....
Satanists are against the 10 commandments.
So they are for
Bearing false witness
Coveting thy neighbors wife and possessions.
Seems like some really bad folks. Maybe the police should keep an eye on them.
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