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PHOTOS: Plans for satanic statue at Arkansas Capitol OK'd for public hearing

By Scott Carroll

This article was published January 26, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the New York-based Satanic Temple, presents a proposal to erect a statue of Baphomet — a deity that is part man, part goat — to a subcommittee of the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission on Wednesday.

During a meeting Wednesday, Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission member Catherine Johnson looks over plans for the 8.5-foot, 3,000-pound statue propose...

State officials on Wednesday advanced plans for a Satanic Temple statue on the grounds of the Arkansas Capitol.

During a meeting Wednesday, Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission member Catherine Johnson looks over plans for the 8.5-foot, 3,000-pound statue propose...

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arkateacher54 says... January 26, 2017 at 5:56 a.m.

No No No No No No No No No No No No No No.

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23cal says... January 26, 2017 at 7:25 a.m.

But, according to Rapert, it's all about history and not at all about religion because it couldn't be what with separation of church and state and all.
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"Many who protested against the Baphomet statue Wednesday said they were Christians and supported a Ten Commandments statue at the Capitol."
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"To me, in this day and age, there's nothing more important than what's going on with religion," she said. "So, to me, I'm happy to spend taxpayer money, my money included, on whatever it takes to get us to one nation under God."
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Cognitive dissonance, anyone? Who is so blind that they can't recognize this is all about religion or so dishonest not to admit it? Except, of course, for Rapert, the Governor, and the Arkansas legislature.

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4concernedcitizens says... January 26, 2017 at 7:56 a.m.

Rapert: You asked for this!

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abb says... January 26, 2017 at 8:05 a.m.

Dig a hole on capital grounds: 30 feet deep. Make sure bottom of hole is in a few inches of cold, muddy water. Place satanic statue in hole. Put ladder in hole. Let the satanist visit.

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shenanigans says... January 26, 2017 at 8:14 a.m.

Freedom can be pesky.

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LR1955 says... January 26, 2017 at 9:16 a.m.

I was expecting to see a rendering of the proposed Satan statue. I'm Disappointed

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ARMNAR says... January 26, 2017 at 9:37 a.m.

LOL@arka

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hurricane46 says... January 26, 2017 at 9:44 a.m.

I bet RAPErts' head is about to blow up! LOL

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tenpoint says... January 26, 2017 at 10:19 a.m.

people wake up that statue should never be put anywhere in the state of Arkansas.

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tenpoint says... January 26, 2017 at 10:21 a.m.

the state government shouldn't permit this statue to be put in the state of arkansas

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