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Mon December 9, 2013
Satanic Statue Not Coming To Capitol
Legislative leaders in Oklahoma are seeking to ease public concern over a plan by a group of Satanists to erect a monument at the state Capitol.
Both House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman suggested Monday that such a plan was far from a reality. Members of the committee that would need to approve the monument sounded skeptical.
The Associated Press reported that the New York-based Satanic Temple sent a letter to the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission indicating its plans to donate an homage to Satan and have it placed near a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol.
Bingman described the plan as a "political stunt." Shannon spokesman Joe Griffin said such a display at the Capitol "would not be appropriate."
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