Satanist Statue Debuts in Detroit
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Oklahoma told the satanists to get lost and now they’ve debuted this 9 foot statue in Detroit. They’re now wanting to take it to Arkansas because there was a bill that was just passed about the Ten Commandments monument there.
Mat Staver: Matt, they said that this was the so-called largest gathering of satanists — I don’t know if that’s true — in Detroit, where they unveiled a 9 foot, 2K lb. bronze statue of satan. And they had dark punk bands playing on stage underneath a lighted upside down crucifix. The organizers are hunting for a permanent home for this goat-headed occult statue that they have created.
They wanted to put it in Oklahoma because Oklahoma had a placement of the Ten Commandments there in the public area. And they wanted to put this statue of satan there. Oklahoma said get lost, we don’t want it. And then subsequently, unfortunately, the Court of Appeals said Oklahoma has to remove the Ten Commandments. Well, the governor is resisting that right now. So that’s a conflict going on in Oklahoma.
In the meantime, there is a legislation that was passed in Arkansas to also allow the display of the Ten Commandments, so now these satanists are trying to trek down to Arkansas to see if they can get this satanic statue displayed there as well.
Matt Barber: Yea, this is a goat-headed statue of satan that has children standing below it looking up at satan adoringly. But there are those who are making the argument, Mat, that since the First Amendment guarantees Freedom of Religion, if that’s the case and you allow a Christian symbol, in order to consistent and in keeping with the First Amendment you have to allow a satanic symbol or statue or something else as well. And this is utter nonsense.
When read through the context of the United States Constitution, the original intent, what they meant by the freedom of religious expression at the time, we were talking about Christianity and the establishment clause prohibited the federal government recognizing as a state religion one particular branch of Christianity.
Any other form of religion, especially satanism wasn’t even under consideration.
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