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Oklahoma Satanists Want to Donate Monument Next to State Ten Commandments Display.

In addition to performing the post-mortem homosexual transformation of Fred Phelps’s mom, the Satanic Temple has now offered to donate a monument on behalf of Oklahoma Satanists for display upon the statehouse grounds. The organization has moved forward to file papers to display a memorial next to the state’s display of the 10 Commandments and according to Oklahoma’s religious display legislation, signed into law in 2009, the Temple as every right to do so.

By accepting our offer,” said the Temple’s spokesman, Lucien Greaves. “the good people of Oklahoma City will have the opportunity to show that they espouse the basic freedoms spelled out in the Constitution … Allowing us to donate a monument would show that the Oklahoma City Council does not discriminate, and both the religious and non-religious should be happy with such an outcome.

It looks like the Conservatives have found themselves in a bit of a religious freedom pickle. Thanks to their argument for religious monuments on public display, it appears they now must accept the Satanic Temple and their memorial. But of course, if not accepted, we sincerely doubt that anyone would  be surprised to find out that the legislation is completely hypocritical and specifically only focused on one religious view in direct violation of the US Constitution. Obviously, Oklahoma lawmakers did not take Satanists into consideration when passing such an open bill regarding religious freedom. I guess it is true what they say, “Be careful what you wish for.”

If Oklahoma’s Capitol Preservation Commission grants the request, they will then seek public input for the text and design on the proposed “homage to Satan.


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  • Ted Holland

    One monument and it will muddy the waters of democracy. Every other religion will want and should have a monument as well. I believe this is EXACTLY why Jefferson and the other founding fathers demanded the separation of church and state.

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  • http://gravatar.com/anon4cec anon4

    And if they deny it, it’s concrete proof (as if we really need it) that Republicans are hypocrites that want to impose Biblical Law on America.

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  • jared rakestraw

    If they build it ill destory it

    • Bob Cull

      So I guess you’ll be okay with it if they decide to come back after you destroy their display and destroy your ten commandments in retaliation. Right, Jared? Or does that right only work one way?

    • Crog

      And you’ll burn in hell

      • NOpe

        Satanism is just as stupid as christianity.
        Only satanism has better art, I mean… DAT STATUE!
        Can we get more furry statues moved into the church?

        • http://jessicasideways.com/ Jessica Sideways

          Furries: the ultimate evil. ;)

        • Kiljoy616

          Haha, well said.

      • Richard Rowe

        Wait…didn’t Moses destroy ten of the original 20 Commandments? Does that mean he’s in Hell too? Way to go, Bob!

    • nunya bizness

      lol no you won’t internet tough guy. you’ll just sit in your parent’s basement.

      • Sin

        Rotflmao!…finally and a hearty hell yes for the Baphomet statue which represents perfect balance..light dark..male female…completely contrary to the retarded ten commandments…at least my devilworshipping ways let me choose for myself..take responsibility for my own actions with out insulting my intelligence or using guilt and fear to get me to believe in a god that has spent the last 2-4,000 years getting his mindless drones to murder in his name…Ave Satanas from St.Louis, MO!

  • http://glsnc.wordpress.com glsnc

    There are hundreds of contradictions in bourgeois law. It can abide another. This won’t cause any consternation. This will be dismissed.

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  • Freedom Fries

    I love it when Christians reference our “Judeo-Christian” roots while only talking about the Christian half of them.

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  • http://thunderinthepost.wordpress.com Shifflett

    Notice how a lot of Christians find the irony of this hilarious? I’m one of them.

  • Vinaigrette Girl

    Ah, bless all their little cotton socks. I’m looking forward to the colander-hatted image of the Noodly Goodness next. (Although, as a Christian, i must say I’m 100% in favor of a total, absolute separation between state and religion.)

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  • https://www.facebook.com/guylauten Guy Lauten

    Where is Ganesh? We must have a Ganesha monument. The TBaggers will think it’s a Republican.

    • Spencer G.

      Damnit, I laughed so freaking hard at that! “Why does that Republican Elephant have four arms?” “Duh, so he may dish out more freedom of course!”

      • https://www.facebook.com/allen.r.schreiber Allen R. Schreiber

        Or make it all the easier to accept bribes under the table and accept Corporate “campaign contributions”!

  • Juliet

    The thumbnail pic is Baphomet, not Satan.

    Even if the group is trolling the state, they’re making a point. There are plenty of non-Christian faiths out there, and some allow for the humor doing such a thing. Anansi and Iktomi, two tricksters, would approve of this.

    • https://www.facebook.com/madddavycash Cubone Dionne

      Yeah, that is Baphomet: the breasted, winged, goat headed, god of the Old Religion. Satanists dont actually believe in Satan, that’s Lucifarians.

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  • Susan S

    Either way, bets on it being blamed on Obama? I think so.

    • crystal

      I thought they said everything was Obama’s fault.

  • https://www.facebook.com/rengeko Katherine Chant

    i think we can safely say that a satanist monument would be routinely vandalised. and all by “good crhistians.”

    • http://jessicasideways.com/ Jessica Sideways

      Of course. They can dish it out but they can’t take it. Like a street thug that calls the police when his victims fight back.

  • Raji the Green Witch

    I LOVE it! Either the Satanists are blocked and EVERYTHING Religious must go or they are allowed and the Evangelicals go Ballistic, because, “What’s good for the goose is also good for the gander.”. Either way they (the Evangelical Christians) lose.

  • Bob Cull

    They won’t see any dilemma here — they already know and have been saying for years, that the freedom of religion in the first amendment means that you are free to practice “Christianity” I have been told on numerous occassions that the founders never meant for it to include Islam. Never mind this quote from Thomas Jefferson:

    “Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting “Jesus Christ,” so that it would read “A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;” the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.”

    -Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom

    • http://www.davidkowalski.com Dave Kowalski

      Right you are. When people argue, in the “gun rights” arena, that the “founding fathers” actually preemptively included automatic weapons when they generically referred to “arms” or being well-armed, this is the same concept but in the religious arena. Ok, let’s include ALL religions or none. Hope they have a lot of display space on the floor, there’s gonna be a lot of statues!

  • Richard La France`

    Still another organized group that believes in fairy tales. It’d be nice if people who believe in reality erected a monument to that! Now that the dark forces are coming face to face with the light forces, will it create a balance or a war? Bets anyone?

    • https://www.facebook.com/rich.vance.9 Rich Vance

      It will create a war, but I understand the AATP’s point here. The conservatives really asked for it when they passed that legislation. This is why Jefferson and the other founding fathers went to great pains to keep religion out of Government.

    • https://www.facebook.com/robert.s.mcknight1 Robert Scott McKnight

      You have obviously never met any Satanists. As far as religious devotion to a deity goes, it’s right up there with pastafarians. Besides, it freedom of religious choice. Acting like a self-righteous ass because you don’t believe will sway no one to your position. Oh, and according to his law, they basically can. The monument has to be privately funded. That’s all. Honestly, you fundie Atheists are as bad as the other Fundies.

      • Richard La France`

        I wasn’t trying to sway anyone to my position. I was simply voicing my opinion, as is everyone else in this section. How is not believing in organized whatever (pick one) being a self-righteous ass? And, yes, I have met Satanists and they held their rituals every night on the other side of the wall where I was trying to sleep. It was they who were trying to sway me to their position. The whole damned complex, including the landlady, were Satanists and they kept pushing at me to join them. As I said, I don’t like organized groups like that and I refused and finally moved to a quieter place where I could sleep at night. If you fond of them, then be one. It’s none of my business. But I don’t have to be a Christian or a Satanist or an Atheist or anything I don’t want to be. If that’s being self-righteous, then so be it.

        It’s really irritating how some people on these blogs act as though they know someone well enough to pass false judgments about them. You’re one of those people. Out of two sentences and two questions you made a whole personality out of me. I didn’t even suggest that the friggin’ monuments be erected or the first one taken down. I don’t care one way or the other. They’re in Oklahoma and I’m not.

        • http://gravatar.com/cubbance cubbance

          “The whole damned complex, including the landlady, were Satanists and they kept pushing at me to join them”

          Of all the things that never happened, this one didn’t happen the most. Seriously, Satanism isn’t about a membership drive. They aren’t about recruiting. They tend to want only the worthy, and those that can actually benefit them, to join.

          Satanism is an atheistic philosophy. You are your own god. The rituals serve more as a symbol to focus your own will and influence. And not every Satanist even utilizes rituals anyway.

          I sincerely doubt that you would have been badgered to join them.

      • Crog

        You are your own God. Stop being an ass and hating people that don’t believe in you talking to yourself, comforting yourself and praying instead of taking action. You are why Christ followers are losing and secularism is gaining.

        • Gray Hunter

          “You are your own God.”

          Hmmmmm…. sounds as stupid as Christianity. There is no such thing as a “god”… as the word “god” defined by the consensus. Of course one can make up any definition you want, but the rest of us will just think it’s wrong and stupid. It’s better to just realize there is no supernatural anything, and rituals are just theatre. Go to the opera or ballet instead. They’re better and more interesting than playing god with yourself.

    • Juliet

      The monument to reality is the modern world: buildings constructed using sound structural principles, our technology (which doesn’t require belief to work), our medical knowledge (based on replicable research), and so on.

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