SATANISTS Want to Put Devil Statue Next to TEN COMMANDMENTS Monument at Arkansas Capitol
Just watch. This will be the one time progressives defend freedom of speech and religious liberty. Anything to mock and debase Christians is usually popular with the left.
That might explain why the liberal Huffington Post published this report:
Satanists Move To Put Statue Of Goat-Headed Icon At Arkansas Capitol
His name is Baphomet. He’s half man, half goat, with a large set of wings. If Satanists get their way, a large monument to the cloven-hoofed icon could be on its way to the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol.
In a press release Tuesday, The Satanic Temple — a group better known for subversive political acts than occult animal sacrifice — announced that it had formally petitioned the Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission for permission to bring Baphomet to Little Rock. There he would stand outside the state Capitol building alongside a number of other statues, including one of the Ten Commandments that will be erected in the near future.
The Satanic Temple explained that its request is a response to legislation passed by Arkansas lawmakers earlier this year, which directed the state to allow the building of a privately funded monument to the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds.
In the legislation, lawmakers claimed that building the statue would not favor “any particular religion or denomination over others.” But The Satanic Temple argues that legislators have set a precedent and must allow other religious monuments under a similar arrangement.
“We have reviewed SB939, which authorized the placement of a 10 Commandments monument at the Arkansas State Capitol, and the Baphomet statue we would like to contribute shall fulfill the same intended purposes,” said Malcolm Jarry, co-founder of The Satanic Temple, in Tuesday’s statement.
Here’s a picture of the statue:
— Amolitura (@CemoiMoi) September 4, 2015
Religious freedom is sacred in America but the whole point of Satanism is the mockery of Christianity. What would happen if someone wanted to place an object that mocks Islam in a predominantly Muslim community?
The left would be outraged. In this case, not so much.