Satanic Temple Holds Protest On Arkansas Capitol Steps

August 17, 2018 | Posted in Current Events | By

In what can best be described as a circus, the Satanic Temple held a protest rally on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol Building yesterday.

The Satanic Temple held the event to protest Arkansas’ monument of the Ten Commandments unveiled earlier this year; the monument celebrates the impact and legacy of the Ten Commandments in American law.

In protest, the group parked a flatbed trailer holding a 7½-foot statue of baphomet — a satanic figure — in front of the Capitol Building. Protesters cheered and shouted expletives as the statue was unveiled.

The group had originally threatened to put the monument on the Capitol grounds, but nothing ever came of the threat, because monuments require legislative approval.

Altogether, we estimate there were somewhere around 100 participants in the satanic rally. An additional 100 – 200 people were also present on the Capitol lawn as part of various counter-protests or as onlookers.

Frankly, there just shouldn’t be anything controversial about honoring the significance of the Ten Commandments.

As we’ve said many times, the Ten Commandments are one of the earliest examples of the rule of law in human history, and they have had a tremendous impact on western civilization. The Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are amazing documents, but the Ten Commandments are the great-great-granddaddy of them all.

Video: Satanic Temple Still Stirring Up Controversy

August 2, 2018 | Posted in Current Events, Video | By

The Satanic Temple is still drumming up controversy about Arkansas’ monument of the Ten Commandments.

Watch the video below to learn more.

Satanic Temple Still Saber-Rattling in Arkansas

August 1, 2018 | Posted in Religious Freedom | By

This week the Satanic Temple announced it will bring a 7½-foot statue of baphomet — a part-man, part-goat figure — to Little Rock as part of a protest at the Capitol Building in August.

The group had previously threatened to place the statue on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds after the legislature moved forward with plans to install a monument of the Ten Commandments on the capitol lawn. However, nothing ever came of the threat, because monuments cannot be built without legislative approval.

The Satanic Temple says it opposes Arkansas’ monument of the Ten Commandments, because the monument is an endorsement of religion. However, Arkansas’ monument of the Ten Commandments is identical to one the U.S. Supreme Court ruled constitutional in Texas, and it is intended to celebrate the Ten Commandments’ influence and legacy in our modern legal system.

Nevertheless, two atheist groups are suing to have the monument removed from the capitol lawn.

Frankly, there just shouldn’t be anything controversial about honoring the significance of the Ten Commandments.

The Ten Commandments are one of the earliest examples of the rule of law in human history, and they have had a tremendous impact on western civilization. The Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are amazing documents, but the Ten Commandments are the great-great-granddaddy of them all.