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Satanists erect statue outside Ark. CapitolLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) -- A group from The Satanic Temple temporarily erected a goat-headed, winged statue on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds on Thursday (Aug. 16) to protest the Ten Commandments monument already placed there.
"If you're going to have one religious monument up then it should be open to others, and if you don't agree with that then let's just not have any at all," said Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, a rally organizer, according to AP.
The 7.5-foot-tall statue of Baphomet, which features the devil in goat form seated and surrounded by smiling children, was removed later that day because of a 2017 state law that requires legislative sponsorship for a monument to be considered. Read More
Ten Commandments monument case declined by SCOTUSWASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined an opportunity to revisit whether the display of religion-related monuments on government property is against the law.
The court declined without explanation Monday (Oct. 16) to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling against a Ten Commandments monument outside the Bloomfield, N.M., City Hall. In lower courts, two Wiccans represented by the American Civil Liberties Union successfully challenged the five-foot monument, complaining that it constitutes the government's establishment of religion. Read More
Ten Commandments monument toppled at Ark. Capitol
City workers have removed pieces of the Ten Commandments monument from the Arkansas Capitol grounds after a Van Buren man apparently toppled it with his car less than 24 hours after the monument was installed. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The Ten Commandments, rediscovered
The Ten Commandments are more refreshing than ever, Baptist Press senior editor Art Toalston writes. Amid today's cultural demise, the Ten Commandments are like "a hand-warmer on a frigid night" or "an ice-cold soda on a steamy day." Read More
Ten Commandments ruling may threaten other statesOKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- If allowed to stand, an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling banning a privately-funded Ten Commandments display on the state capitol grounds could lead to the removal of similar displays across America, a free speech advocacy group has argued.
Despite the Oklahoma high court's ruling, Gov. Mary Fallin said a six-foot, granite Ten Commandments monument will remain at the capitol while Attorney General Scott Pruitt files an appeal and state legislators consider a measure to let ... Read More