In 2009, a statue of the Ten Commandments was placed at the Oklahoma Statehouse, which angered some people. Namely, the Satanic Temple, who argued that there should be a separation of church and state. In fact, they started an Indiegogo campaign to place a monument to our dark lord. They raised over $8,000 more than the $20,000 they were seeking, and Vice got a chance to look at the work in progress by Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves. It’s pretty glorious – the baphomet sits next to a pentagram while two children gaze upwards at him adoringly.
Greaves told Vice that they’re building a mold of the sculpture so more can be made should a self-righteous Christian attack the bronze statue. When completed, the church, which also includes Vital Remains’ vocalist Brian Werner, plans on placing the monument outside the Statehouse, even though the state has halted issuing permits for other monuments until a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against the Ten Commandments monument is settled. That monument has been outside the capitol since 2012, when state Representative Mike Ritze paid for it with his own money and said it was a donation.