Satanists want to erect devil statue next to Ten Commandments

A sketch of the seven-foot statue the Satanic Temple wants to have erected at the Oklahoma state...

A sketch of the seven-foot statue the Satanic Temple wants to have erected at the Oklahoma state capitol. (Handout)

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, Last Updated: 4:47 PM ET

The Satanic Temple is campaigning have a seven-foot statue of Satan erected next to the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state capitol.

The church has already raised the $20,000 it needed on Indiegogo to make the statue, which it intends to donate to the Oklahoma's Capitol Preservation Commission.

In August 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the commission for displaying the Ten Commandments "alone, with no other monuments or memorials in the immediate vicinity."

"Allowing us to donate a monument would show that the Oklahoma City Council does not discriminate, and both the religious and non-religious should be happy with such an outcome. Our mission is to bring people together by finding common sentiments that create solutions that everyone can appreciate and enjoy."

But the Satanists will have to wait for the lawsuit to be settled to find out whether the monument of a goat-headed demon with two children will go up. The commission has placed a moratorium on all new submissions until then.


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