By Hunter Wallace
Now that the Satanic Temple has declared victory after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol, the group is now looking at the Arkansas Statehouse in Little Rock as a possible new host for its monument to Baphomet:
“LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that will rid the Capitol grounds of a religious monument has simultaneously scuttled the plans of a group advocating for a Satanic statue there, and they now hope to enshrine the deity outside the Arkansas Statehouse.
The Satanic Temple, which advocates for the separation of church and state, spent more than $100,000 to design and construct an 8½-foot-tall bronze Baphomet, which depicts Satan as a goat-headed figure with horns, hooves, wings and a beard. With Oklahoma justices outlawing a Ten Commandments display from around its Capitol, The Satanic Temple has turned its attention to Arkansas, where lawmakers this year approved a similar Ten Commandments display on public land. …”
This is unlikely to happen, but such an expensive monument to Satan shouldn’t be allowed to go to waste when a compromise might be found. Instead of provincial capitols like Oklahoma City or Little Rock, the Satanic Temple should think in bolder, more national terms, and consider placing their monument to the Devil out in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
I mean … why not? This proposal makes a lot more sense. If 56 million abortions since Roe v. Wade aren’t an offering to Lucifer, then what is? Having declared himself a higher authority than God in his recent opinions on sodomy and gay marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy could say a few words and dedicate the monument himself by cracking a bottle of champagne over it. Why would any Christian object to such a public display a Satanic piety provided that it is done in such an appropriate location?