Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY — A Satanist group has unveiled designs for a 7-foot tall, goat-headed deity it wants placed at the Oklahoma state Capitol.
A woman takes a picture of a granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments after it was erected on the north side of the state Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City in 2012. A group of New York-based Satanists now want to erect their own monument depicting a goat-headed deity.
2012 Associated Press File Photo
The New York-based Satanic Temple released an artist’s rendering of the monument Monday, and a spokesman says the group has formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds.
The statue features a bearded, goat-headed demon sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with children next to it.
Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves says the group is moving forward with plans to have the monument approved, despite recent action by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission to place a moratorium on considering any new requests for monuments.
The commission chairman says the group wants to wait until a lawsuit over a Ten Commandments monument has been settled.