The Satanic Temple, based in New York, has created a 7-foot tall Satan statue for placement at the Oklahoma state capitol. Obscene political correctness has made it impossible for a Ten Commandments monument to sit at state capitols without being challenged by every unorthodox group imaginable. Thanks in part to the vehemently anti-Christian ACLU, every fringe group, from atheists to Islamists, has a potential case involving the constitutionality of a Ten Commandments monument. In August of 2013, the ACLU filed a lawsuit over the constitutionality of Oklahoma's Ten Commandments monument, paving the way for a Satan statue. "On fundamental matters of faith, the state has no business telling its citizens what to believe," said Daniel Mach, director of the national ACLU's Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief. "No one should be made to feel unwelcome at their own state Capitol." Because of this ridiculous sentiment, the Satan statue could sit next to the Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma.
For all Americans who adhere to Judeo-Christian values, the site of a Satanic statue anywhere is an affront to all things that the United States stands for. Leave it to a group of New York Satanists to try to assert that the sight of the Ten Commandments monument is offensive. Ten Commandments monuments sit in front of court houses all across the United States, including the Supreme Court. The monument actually sits over the judges in the highest court in the land. For those who believe this is demonstrating favoritism to Christianity, think again. The Ten Commandments serve as a symbolic reminder of the ideals that this nation was founded on, back when one would consider the United States a Christian nation. Undoubtedly, the current American landscape is far different today, as multiculturalism has virtually destroyed the Founding Father's framework.
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The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist's rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that's often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.
The symbol of the occult is revolting for anyone, Christian or not. It is blasphemous and repulsive. As David J. Stewart explains,"The pentagram or pentacle is probably the best known and used of all occult symbols and is considered to be the most potent means of conjuring benevolent spirits. The inverted pentagram, with the point of the star is downward, is used to conjure up the powers of evil. As the circle is believed to enhance the powers of a particular symbol it is usually added to the pentagram."
The pentagram is used to conjure up demonic forces. Having smiling children next to the Satan statue is the very essence of evil. There was a time when people had a healthy fear of Satan and demons. One only has to think back to the "The Exorcist" and how it had audiences terrified upon its release in 1973. Now the fear of Satan and Hell is gone. Actually, people revel in the doctrines of demons.
"The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond," temple spokesman Lucien Greaves 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."
The Satanic Temple maintains that the Oklahoma Legislature's decision to authorize a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol opened the door for its statue. The Ten Commandments monument was placed on the north steps of the building in 2012, and the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has sued to have it removed.
These kinds of requests for monuments are fairly commonplace. A Hindu leader in Nevada made a similar request, as did an animal rights group, but a Satan statue is new, and its implications are far reaching. This is symbolic in and of itself.
In response, the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission recently placed a moratorium on considering any new requests.
"Anybody can still make their request, but we'll hold off on considering them until the lawsuit is adjudicated," commission Chairman Trait Thompson said.
It is hard to imagine a Satan statue in conservative, predominately Christian Oklahoma. The likelihood of this being allowed is very slim. However, the fact that the Satanic Temple made such an outlandish request in Oklahoma is a sign of things to come, a push for Satanic statues in other states. There is a chance a statue like this could be deemed acceptable in other locations. As long as the ACLU is still in business, there will always be a place for Christian haters to petition Ten Commandments monuments.
"I think you've got to remember where you are. This is Oklahoma, the middle of the heartland," said Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon. "I think we need to be tolerant of people who think different than us, but this is Oklahoma, and that's not going to fly here."
The group already has raised nearly half of the $20,000 it says it needs to build the monument.
"We plan on moving forward one way or another," Greaves said.
This is a test. It will likely be completely ignored in Oklahoma. But if this group is anything like homosexual activists, they will keep fighting. They won't give up after one failed lawsuit. Like their deviant counterparts, they'll continue to chip away at the court system, until finally they'll get their desired result. This is the reality.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.