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Published On: Wed, Jan 8th, 2014

Satanic group unveils monument for Oklahoma Capitol to sit on and get ‘inspiration’

The Oklahoma state Capitol monument drama continues as the New York satanic temple has unveiled their monument submission to be included alongside of the Ten Commandments.

The Satanists’ proposed monument depicts Baphomet, a goat-headed pagan idol sitting on a 7-foot-tall throne inscribed with an inverted pentagram. In an artist’s rendering provided by the Satanic Temple, smiling children look adoringly at the devilish figure.

“The statue will serve as a beacon calling for compassion and empathy among all living creatures,” Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the Satanic Temple, said in a statement. “The statue 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.”

According to its Indiegogo page, the Satanists have raised more than $16,000 toward their goal of $20,000 for the monument, which Greaves said would “be a historical marker commemorating the scapegoats, the marginalized, the demonized minority and the unjustly outcast.”

Greaves added that the Temple of Satan is a group of political provocateurs believe Satan is a “literary construct,” the spokesman said, not an actual being with horns and hooves.

Oklahoma state Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, told CNN that he doesn’t think the satanists’ statue will be approved.

“What will disqualify them has really nothing to do with Satan as such; it’s that it has no historical significance for the state of Oklahoma,” Wesselhoft said.

The committee voted to ban adding more monuments during late December after groups contacted them for submissions by PETA and a Hindu group.

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