“They said they wanted to be open to different monuments,” said Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the Temple of Satan, “and this seems like a perfect place to put that to the test.” […]
But if Christians and Jews can have their monument to the 10 Commandments, then Satanists must be allowed to erect their own statue, said Brady Henderson, legal director of the American Civil Liberty Union’s Oklahoma chapter.
“We feel like the Satanic Temple has a very strong argument to say that, if the state allows one religious monument, you have to allow others,” Henderson said.
Oklahoma’s statehouse grounds already has monuments honoring its heritage and Native American history, said Trait Thompson, chair of the Capitol Preservation Commission. […]
“We want something big and bold that will be able to stand up to the weather or whatever other kinds of assaults,” that may target the monument, he said.
“My favorite idea right now is an object of play for children. We want kids to see that Satanism is where the fun is.”
This is almost the perfect story. It just lacks a couple of things:
- A tie-in to the Phelps clan: certainly they can’t be left out of this fun!
- Once ol’ Beelzebub is erected Tom Cruise and the Scientologists need to demand a monument to L.Ron Hubbard
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