Satanists want Oklahoma statue

Satanists are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Statehouse steps.  The Republican-controlled Legislature in this state known as the buckle of the Bible Belt authorized the privately funded Ten Commandments monument in 2009, and it was placed on the Capitol grounds last year despite criticism from legal experts who questioned its constitutionality. The Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] 1shas filed a lawsuit seeking its removal.   But the New York-based Satanic Temple saw an opportunity. It notified the state's Capitol Preservation Commission that it wants to donate a monument and plans to submit one of several possible designs this month, said Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the temple.  More.     [ECS]