The Satanic Temple has just reached a key victory in the state of Oklahoma for their proposal of a new Satanic monument on the capitol grounds. But, as you could guess, some people are not too happy about this achievement, specifically, Christian radio host, Bryan Fischer.
Recently, the Satanic Temple unveiled their artist rendering of the statue they plan to erect next to the Ten Commandments, thanks to Oklahoma’s Religious Display Act of 2009. The statue will display a Sabbatic Goat known as Baphomet, who sits in a thrown surrounded by a pentagram and children. Of course, Bryan Fischer lost his mind over the proposed Satanic Temple statue.
During his program on Tuesday, the AFA spokesman and anti-gay bigot attempted to convince everyone how dangerous such a statue is. In short, he flipped his lid.
“People don’t believe in Satan,” Fischer claimed. “That is really one of the major problems here,” Fischer continued. “People just laugh at this. They think, oh, it is harmless, isn’t that cute? Kids sitting up in the lap of this Satanic statue — doing what — sitting on the lap of Satan for ‘inspiration and contemplation.’ They think it is harmless. Well, it is not. I mean, that is a representation of Satan. That is often the way he manifests himself to people when he wants them to see what he kind of looks like symbolically, that is how he shows up, this goat with the horns and all that. So, it is not a laughing matter. It is not an innocent, harmless thing.”
The Satanic Temple were the first group to propose a new monument, and since then, other religious groups are following suit. It has been reported that a Hindu group is seeking a statue of Lord Hanuman, and our favorite group, the Pastafarians, have also expressed interest in a monument dedicated to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Yes, it seems like this Christian plan to introduce religion into the state government has certainly backfired.
It’s quite funny that Bryan Fischer would act so irrational towards this religious freedom, given the fact that the U.S. Constitution, as well as Oklahoma promotes religious tolerance. Bryan Fischer may not find any humor in this situation, but for the people who do not believe in placing double-standards on religion and freedom, this is pretty entertaining.
Watch video of Fischer flipping out here: