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USSatanic statue erected in Illinois State Capitol for holidays

01:15  07 december  2018
01:15  07 december  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

Satanic Temple statue among displays at Illinois Capitol

Satanic Temple statue among displays at Illinois Capitol The local chapter of the Satanic Temple has been allowed to place a statue in the Illinois Statehouse alongside holiday displays of a Nativity scene and a menorah. 

The satanic tribute was erected at the statehouse rotunda in Springfield. Near the display is an explanation from the local government. “The State of Illinois is required by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution to allow temporary, public displays in the state capitol so long as these

The Satanic Temple unveils its statue of Baphomet, a winged-goat creature, at a rally for the first amendment in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. The Satanic Temple wants to install the statue on Capitol grounds as a symbol for religious freedom after a monument of the Biblical Ten

Satanic statue erected in Illinois State Capitol for holidays© Provided by Local News RSS EN-US s102600116 Illinois Capitol Ringing In The Holidays With Satanic Statue This holiday season, the Illinois State Capitol is celebrating both Santa and Satan.

A statue designed and funded by the Satanic Temple of Chicago is on display in the statehouse in Springfield along with a Christmas tree, nativity scene, and a menorah.

The resin sculpture, which the Satanic Temple has dubbed a "Snaketivity," depicts a hand holding an apple, with a snake wrapped around it.

The figure rests on a base that reads "Knowledge is the greatest gift."

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The Satanic Temple has unveiled its statue of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet in a rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten The Satanic Temple has said it will sue the state , claiming religious discrimination. But when the Satanic Temple tried to join a case the ACLU

Satanic Christmas monument erected in Illinois statehouse. Installing a Satanic sculpture wasn’t the decision of Illinois lawmakers. In August, the group displayed a seven foot bronze statue of goat-headed deity Baphomet on the lawn of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock.

When Chicago's Satanic Temple announced the design on Instagram last month, the group said they were "bringing a message to the Illinois state capital that religious freedom means freedom of representation for ALL religions... not just the ones that don't offend Christians."

The group launched a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising $1,500 to cover construction, transportation and installation costs.

"Please consider what you may do to help us bring Satan to Springfield!," the page read. The group raised $1,700.

The Satanic Temple has chapters all over the country. According to their website, the goal of the group is to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will."

The statue will remain in the capitol until Dec. 29. Illinois residents have mixed feelings about its presence, according to NBC affiliate WMBF.

"I suppose it is their free speech rights to do that, so I can't deny that. But do I agree with it? Absolutely not," said Garret Moffett. "I can't disagree with the statement in itself but when it's coming from a satanic or a cult group, my response would be that everything about Satan is a lie."

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