The Satanic church that applied for a permit to erect a monument to Satan next to the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state-capitol building has unveiled its proposed design. The 7-ft.-tall sculpture would feature Satan depicted in the form of Baphomet, a bearded, goat-headed, winged hominid with horns seated on a throne beneath a pentagram with two smiling children to either side.
In addition to representing the Satanic religion, the monument “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,” said Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves.
Allowing the placing of a sculpture of Satan besides any symbol of the Abrahamic religions is akin to allowing the placing of a statue of Adolf Hitler next to a holocaust memorial. The people responsible for the Oklahoma state-capitol building should be concentrating on the removal of the original religious monument from its inappropriate position rather than contemplating for one moment the erection of such a deliberately malicious and offensive statue on their property.