Satanists Unveil Design for Okla. Capitol Monument

Satanists Unveil Design for Okla. Capitol Monument

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The New York-based Satanic Temple released an artist's rendering of the monument Monday. The proposed monument features a horned demon sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with children next to it. Illustration courtesy of The Satanic Temple) The New York-based Satanic Temple released an artist's rendering of the monument Monday. The proposed monument features a horned demon sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with children next to it. Illustration courtesy of The Satanic Temple)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -

A satanic group has unveiled designs for a 7-foot-tall, goat-headed deity it wants at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

The New York-based Satanic Temple released an artist's rendering of the monument Monday. A spokesman says the group has formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds.

The statue features a horned demon sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with children next to it.

The Satanic Temple says Oklahoma's decision to put a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol opened the door for its statute.

Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves says it's moving forward with plans to have its monument approved, despite the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission's decision to place a moratorium on new requests.

The commission issued the moratorium after several groups followed the Temple's lead late last year to seek a monument at the state Capitol. A Hindu leader in Nevada and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals both put in requests for a monument on the state ground.

The commission says it's waiting until a lawsuit over the Ten Commandments has been settled.

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