Lots of lawmakers have been accused of devilish behavior, but Oklahoma’s state capitol may become the first to actually have a monument to Satan.
If a New York-based group called the Temple of Satan gets its way, a statue of the Evil One would sit next to the recently erected 10 Commandments monument on state capitol grounds.
„They said they wanted to be open to different monuments,“ said Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the Temple of Satan, „and this seems like a perfect place to put that to the test.“
Greaves and some legal experts say the Constitution is clear: the government can’t endorse a particular religion. So, if a state capitol has a monument to one faith, it must allow monuments to others as well.