In January I told you about the Satanic statue that the Satantic Temple wanted to put in front of the Oklahoma state capitol. This is all because the Okies put the Ten Commandments there, opening the door for any religious group to put their iconography in front of the state house. And the Satanists just happened to raise enough money to get their statue funded.
Now the statue of Baphomet chilling with two kids has been cast, and it looks fucking awesome. Lucien Greaves, Satanic Temple spokesperson, says "There has been quite a bit of discussion among legal scholars who recognize how difficult it would actually be for Oklahoma to turn us down… Constitutional law is quite clear on this issue: The state can’t discriminate against viewpoints. If they’ve opened the door for one, they’ve opened it for all.”
The plan right now is to cast the statue in bronze and place it right next to the Ten Commandments statue. The ACLU is currently suing to have the Ten Commandments removed, which could impact the statue of beloved Baphomet. Says Greaves: "We are fully willing to place our monument at the Capitol, even while the ACLU suit is fought, with the understanding that a judgment against the Ten Commandments will have ramifications for our monument as well, likely resulting in the removal of both.”
What would they do with it in that case? Well, there's this Ten Commandments statue at the Texas capitol building in Austin...
He's also very aware that superstitious locals may not take kindly to the statue and could vandalize it. Apparently the insurance policy they've taken out would allow them to make TWO new statues if this one were destroyed.
It's good to know there are real heroes out there. Hail Satan!