Satanists want to put 7-foot devil statue at Oklahoma Capitol (poll)

01/07/2014 11:40 AM

01/07/2014 11:57 AM

A group of Satanists from New York want to put a 7-foot statue of Satan at the Oklahoma state Capitol. And you just know that someone is going to burn in you-know-where for this.

The Associated Press reports that the New York-based Satanic Temple on Monday submitted an official application for its plans to the folks who oversee the capitol grounds in Oklahoma City.

The statue depicts Satan as Baphomet – yeah, we had to look it up, too – a goat-headed creature with horns, wings and a long beard often used to depict the devil in occult circles.

The drawing shows Baphomet sitting on a throne decorated with pentagrams with two smiling kids next to him.

"The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond," temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement. "The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation."

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