So Arkansas has a new religious statue courtesy of the Satanic Temple.

By | 2018-08-19T04:25:54+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, Religion|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Okay, clearly that statue is designed to trigger Christians.

I’m good with that.

Courtesy of the AP:

The Satanic Temple unveiled its statue Thursday of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet during a First Amendment rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the Capitol grounds.

With Satanists, atheists and Christians among those in attendance, several speakers called for the removal of the Ten Commandments monument or for state government officials to install Baphomet as well. The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that installation of their statue will demonstrate religious tolerance.

Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, who helped organize the rally, said “if you’re going to have one religious monument up then it should be open to others, and if you don’t agree with that then let’s just not have any at all.”

The statue of Baphomet, who is seated and accompanied by two smiling children, can’t be installed under a 2017 law that requires legislative sponsorship for consideration of any monument.

The Satanic Temple has said it will sue the state, claiming religious discrimination. But when the Satanic Temple tried to join a case the ACLU had already brought against the state, the ACLU asked the court to bar the intervention. A judge has not yet ruled whether the Satanic Temple can join the case.

Let me first take a moment to remind people that The Satanic Temple is not really dedicated to the worship of Satan, they are really more of a troll machine determined to irritate the shit out of Christians. 

And damn, they are certainly good at that. 

However black robed trolls or not, they make a valid and important point. 

Despite what fundamentalists might have you believe America is NOT a Christian nation, it is a nation that respects and supports ALL religious observations. 

So if you want to put up your statue of the Ten Commandments, or of whitewashed Jesus surrounded by little children, you are going to have to make room for a statue like this as well. 


That will look just delightful on the Arkansas capitol grounds, don’t you think?

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