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Devil worshippers want to erect Satan statue in Oklahoma

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 - 00:54

Jan. 8 - Satanists want to put up a statue of the devil on the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol. Linda So reports.

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A battle of the gods is unfolding outside the Oklahoma state capitol building. Devil worshippers from the New York based Satanic Temple want to erect this seven foot statue of Satan. They want to put it next to the Ten Commandments monument that already sits on the grounds of the Capitol. The idea is not sitting well with some Oklahoma residents, including State Senator Rick Brinkley. SOUNDBITE: OKLAHOMA STATE SENATOR RICK BRINKLEY, SAYING: "It's never going to happen. There will never be a monument to Satan on our capitol grounds. It's not part of our culture, it's not part of our history." The Satanic Temple has formally submitted its proposal for the giant goat-headed statue. But Brinkley says it will never become reality. SOUNDBITE: OKLAHOMA STATE SENATOR RICK BRINKLEY, SAYING: "There is no way that a Satanic monument designed with a seat in it for children to come and stare into the eyes of a goat headed deity has any relative relationship to the history and culture of this state." The Satanic Temple argues the statue is all about religious freedom.

Devil worshippers want to erect Satan statue in Oklahoma

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 - 00:54

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