Posted By LambChop
“Satan stands as the ultimate icon for the selfless revolt against tyranny, free & rational inquiry, and the responsible pursuit of happiness,” - The Satanic Temple
The Satanic Temple has plans to erect a monument to Satan at the Oklahoma state capitol in response to the approval by the Oklahoma legislature of a Ten Commandments monument in 2012. The ACLU is currently fighting to have the Ten Commandments monument removed from the capitol steps.
The Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission also reported they have received requests for monuments in the same area from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a Hindu leader in Nevada, and an animal rights group.
Satanic Temple Spokesman Lucien Greaves said this about the monument: “The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond. 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.”
Supposedly the group has raised $20,000 to construct the statue.