2018-08-29

A statue of the creature Baphomet was unveiled on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds during a rally, setting off what could be a legal showdown over whether the state is required to install it permanently. Arkansas recently installed a Ten Commandments monument, using a state law that allows for religious monuments on state grounds if it has legislative sponsorship. The Satanic Temple does not have any sponsors for its statue, so it brought its monument to the state capitol and challenged state officials to install it on the grounds permanently. It is threatening to file a lawsuit if they do not.

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