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.
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"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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