Baphomet in Oklahoma

Speaking of art and curses

You will remember a recent item on these pages concerning Satan and Oklahoma? 1 Well, it seems that the Satanic Temple has made some progress – they’ve finalized their monument’s design:

The 7-foot-tall monument would include a goat-headed Baphomet figure sitting cross-legged on a stone slab, flanked by two smiling children. The monument would also include quotes from poets Lord Byron and William Blake. […]
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After other groups — including PETA and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster — asked for their own displays, the Oklahoma City Capitol Preservation Commission placed a moratorium on new monuments at the statehouse. But the Satanic Temple insists erecting a monument of their own is within their constitutional rights. […]

The group hopes to raise $20,000 by January 17 2 to build the monument. “We trust that this unique monument will also prove a favorite tourist attraction to Oklahoma’s Capitol for years to come,” Greaves remarked. 3

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Show 3 footnotes

  1. Yes, we know we’re being redundant.
  2. Did and done.
  3. Is it just us or does Baphomet appear to be wearing UnderArmour? Also he doesn’t appear to be sitting “cross-legged”. But aside from that he looks remarkably like the Baphomet who stalked my childhood nightmares. Good times!

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