Should Satanic Temple be built outside the Statehouse in Oklahoma City?

December 8, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Good afternoon:

Imagine an interactive display on the public square for children to learn about Satan.

In the unintended consequences subcategory of right wing foolishness we have this report out of Oklahoma City,

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.

Lucien Greaves, spokesperson for the New York-based Satanic Temple, said:

“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.

I can hear it now,

Mommy, Mommy. Look at the horny man with the spiked tail.

Someone should open a concession and sell fuzzy Satan dolls for kids to snuggle up with at night.

This idea perfectly illustrates why there should be a separation between church and state.


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