Monday, December 09, 2013

Satanists Propose Monument On Oklahoma Capitol Grounds

In 2009, the Oklahoma legislature approved the display of a privately financed Ten Commandments monument on the State Capitol grounds. (See prior posting.) Now the New York-based Satanic Temple has notified the Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission that it also wants to donate a monument for the Capitol grounds. AP reported  yesterday that the Satanic Temple says its monument will be "in good taste and consistent with community standards." It will pay "homage to the historic/literary Satan."   [Thanks to Joel Sogol via Religionlaw for the lead.]

UPDATE: Others seem to have similar ideas.  In a Dec. 10 press release, the Universal Society of Hinduism said it plans to apply to Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission for permission to place a statue of Lord Hanuman in the statehouse grounds.