The Satanic Temple plans next week to unveil the demonic Baphomet statue during a rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to counter the Ten Commandments monument.
The rally, planned for Aug. 16, “is intended to bring together religious leaders of different faiths to discuss the importance of the First Amendment and its protection for religious pluralism,” the group said in a news release.
The Baphomet statue has the head of the goat with a five-point star on the body of a human. The statue has wings and hooves for feet. Ultra Culture identifies the idol as a “profoundly influential occult icon.”
However, Christian groups have planned a prayerful counterprotest during the satanic demonstration.
“For the first time in American history, with this brazen display of this Baphomet statue, Aug. 16 will be a day of public acceptance of the devil on American soil,” says Jack Burnham of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and friends and supporters of its America Needs Fatima campaign. “Satanism is not a religion. They worship no god, only hating the one, true God, His creation and the wise Commandments He gave for peaceful and harmonic human societies. This procession, with its Baphomet idol of Satan in tow, will attract real devils as it makes its way from out of state to the Arkansas Capitol grounds. That is how the devil works.”
Spirit-filled Arkansas Sen. Jason Rapert, founder and president of americanhistoryandheritage.org, which raised all of the private funds to build and install the Arkansas Ten Commandments Monument, says that though the Satanic Temple has the right to free speech, most of his constituents disagree with his organization’s message.
“The majority of the people living in Arkansas support the display of the Ten Commandments Monument on our state Capitol grounds to honor the historical and moral foundation of law that the Mosaic Code represents,” Rapert tells Charisma News.
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SOURCE: Charisma, Jessilyn Justice