Satanic Temple monument proposal in Arkansas advances to public hearing

The proposal for a Satanic Temple monument on State Capitol grounds has been deemed sufficient and will move on to the public hearing.

On Wednesday, a subcommittee with the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission cleared the proposal by the Satanic Temple. If approved, the religious group would build a statue of Baphomet, a deity commonly incorporated into traditions of the occult.

The proposal by Satanic Temple came after a privately funded Ten Commandments monument was proposed by Senator Jason Rapert in 2016.

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