Satanists push monument at state Capitol, credit GOP lawmakers

10 Commandments

Oklahoma’s Ten Commandment monument
Photo: Sean Murphy / AP file

A group of satanists in Oklahoma is now fundraising for a monument it plans to donate and have placed alongside the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol – and it credited Republicans for the opportunity to do so.

When state lawmakers approved the “privately funded Ten Commandments monument” that now sits on the grounds of the Capitol, the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to have it removed, the Associated Press reported.

Now, The Satanic Temple is looking to use the same rule that allowed the Republican controlled legislature to approve the Ten Commandments monument as it seeks to have a monument of its own erected.

To that end, the group has started fundraising it announced on it’s Facebook page.

“We believe that all monuments should be in good taste and consistent with community standards,” The Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said, according to the Associated Press. “Our proposed monument, as an homage to the historic/literary Satan, will certainly abide by these guidelines.”

The Satanic Temple

The Satanic Temple via Facebook

Greaves credited Republican state Rep. Mike Ritze, who led the effort to have the Ten Commandment statue built for the Capitol.

“He’s helping a satanic agenda grow more than any of us possibly could,” Greaves said in the report. “You don’t walk around and see too many satanic temples around, but when you open the door to public spaces for us, that’s when you’re going to see us.

“We would prefer to see Oklahoma’s government officials work to faithfully serve our communities and improve the lives of Oklahomans instead of erecting granite monuments to show us all how righteous they are,”legal director of the ACLU in Oklahoma Brady Henderson told the news service.

“But if the Ten Commandments, with its overtly Christian message, is allowed to stay at the Capitol, the Satanic Temple’s proposed monument cannot be rejected because of its different religious viewpoint.”

According to the report, Greaves said possible designs for the monument may include “a pentagram, a satanic symbol” or perhaps, an “interactive display for children.”

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  • justme

    What the hell is this world coming to? “an interactive satanic display for children.” That just goes way beyond disturbing. These people are ignorant bastards of the highest order.

    • EliseR

      They are bluffing to make a point. No one wants a memorial to Satan.

      • justme

        I’m sure they are…..Mrs Stevens is it?

  • Dean Scholl

    he is right…what is good for the goose is good for the gander…it also brings out to the public eye….that there is satin worshipers….i wonder if atheist will be offended my this…

    • justme

      I like satin too…my bed sheets are made of that sh*t and it is oh so comfy lmao.

    • Katherine Noel Mumford

      SATAN, SATAN, SATAN

  • Connie Moorhead

    The majority in this country shouldn’t have to be held hostage by a very tiny minority! Get back to us when you’re approaching the majority. (hope to be dead, if that happens!)

    • madgrandma

      I’m with you Connie… I went to their page and they had 1400 subscribers… I hope I’m gone too or at least die trying!

    • lujlp

      I agree, unfortunately for you the vast majority of Americans are irreligious and care more about their internet porn than your religious structures on public land

      • marxwj

        Actually, many of us care about religious idols on public lands. We disagree with them, but as we don’t live in Oklahoma, we can do nothing about this foolish state sponsorship of a religion.

    • EliseR

      Too bad the Constitution gives everyone freedom of speech, not just the majority.

  • themotivat

    The Satanic people are the lower level of the human species

    • marxwj

      Easy to say when you know nothing about them.

      • Bob Morris

        We know they dont stand with the rightous,on the side of God, and thats all we need to know ! Satan and all of his followers will fall, as the Bible tells they will, He was cast out of Heaven, what part of that dont you all understand ? But its not too late for you to change your aligience.

        • lujlp

          But the book of Thor says after Ragnarok the chosen will dine with Odin in Valhalla and get to bone lots of hot sluts.

          My book sounds better than yours, what proof do you have that your religion is the right one?

  • EliseR

    Note that this movement to build a Satanic monument is only on Facebook. They just want to get people spun up by claiming (and correctly) that they have the same right to build a monument as Christians. You people are playing right into their hands.

    • Katherine Noel Mumford

      SORRY…with the changes of common core to our educational system promoting sexuality in kids, to NAMBLA now coming out of the dark to push laws that would reduce age of consent to 12, with the “muslim outreach” in our schools and a president who bows to the saudi prince, we already have a satanic movement going full tilt in the white house,

      • lujlp

        How does common core sexualize kids?

        Also the age of consent in more than 50% of US jurisdictional zones is already 15.

  • Katherine Noel Mumford

    OK….you need to stop this crap in its TRACKS! rise up, OK.

  • marxwj

    Never really understood why Lucifer the Light Bearer never really got the popularity of Satan. Baal the god of decomposition and fertilizer even seems to have more followers. Never really seemed fair to me. Perhaps I should start such a church in Oklahoma and put up a monument to the Light Bearer. :) Good luck to these guys for showing the uptight alleged Christians why state sponsored religions don’t work.

  • marxwj

    Of course this article is more press than the Oklahoma Church of Satan has gotten in 50 years. :)

  • marxwj

    So how exactly is this any different that allowing the Westboro Baptist Church to claim it is a church? I doubt anyone at the Church of Satan has done anything quite so vile as that bunch of nuts.

  • Todd Pichierri