In response to the Ten Commandments monument that was erected at Oklahoma’s state Capitol last year, the NYC-based Satanic Temple has petitioned to have a Baphomet statue installed as well. Here’s what their proposal looks like.
Friendly, right? The Satanic Temple has already surpassed its $20,000 funding goal on IndieGogo, with 11 days left to go, and their intentions with the piece are noble. From their fundraising pitch:
The existing Ten Commandments monument, donated to the Capitol Preservation Commission in 2009 by Mike Ritze, a representative of the Oklahoma State Legislature and ordained Southern Baptist Deacon, has raised the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who filed suit in August of 2013, noting that, “the monument stands alone, with no other monuments or memorials in the immediate vicinity.”
Allowing us to donate a monument would show that the Oklahoma City Council does not discriminate, and both the religious and non-religious should be happy with such an outcome. Our mission is to bring people together by finding common sentiments that create solutions that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.
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