If you haven’t heard, The Satanic Temple is trying to get a 7-foot tall monument depicting the goat-headed Baphoment with two smiling children erected in front of the Oklahoma Statehouse. This is a response to the Statehouse having a monument with the Ten Commandments on the grounds.
Spokesman Lucien Greaves explains, “The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond. The statue will serve as a beacon calling for compassion and empathy among all living creatures. The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”
Now, let me make it 100% clear that I’m not trying to start a discussion on the separation of Church and State or freedom of religion here. If you want to get into that kind of discussion, feel free to head on over here. Rather, I want to call attention to the fact that this statue is one of the most badass, metal statues I’ve seen. Seriously, head on below and look at that slab of stony awesomeness! I’d sit on Baphomet’s lap, pop in some headphones, and start blasting some Behemoth. Bring it on.