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Satanic Temple members install display inside Capitol rotunda

Minister Adam with the Satanic Temple sets up a barrier around the "satanic deity" Baphomet, depicted as a swaddling babe, to celebrate the "satanic holiday" of Sol Invictus as the display is installed next [to] the Nativity scene in the holiday display inside the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol in Spingfield, Ill., Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. As the group installed the display, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property recited the Rosary next to the Nativity scene. PHOTO: The State Journal-Register/Justin L. Fowler

20 December 2021

THE STATE JOURNAL REGISTER — For a third year, the Satanic Temple returned to the Illinois State Capitol Monday with an art installation to celebrate the “satanic holiday” of Sol Invictus.

This year’s display features the “satanic deity” Baphomet, depicted as a swaddling babe. It was designed by Albuquerque-based horror artist Chris P. Andres.

The satanic display was installed next to the Christian nativity scene holiday display inside the Capitol rotunda.

“This year’s tradition marks a greater urgency in the Baphomet’s message of harmony and reconciliation,” noted The Satanic Temple’s Director of Campaign Operations Erin Helian in a weekend press release.

The group’s displays have courted controversy, particularly from the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois and its head, Bishop Thomas Paprocki. He recently oversaw the installation of the nativity scene in the Capitol rotunda. At the event, Paprocki said satanic displays “should have no place in this Capitol or any other place.” […]

1 Comment on Satanic Temple members install display inside Capitol rotunda

  1. Jesus Christ is the greatest offender in the world to those who have not His Spirit & those spirit-free people have used ‘free speech’ (which was meant to voice grievances against any breach of Constitutional government) as an excuse to take over decency & order, replacing such with mockery & lawlessness. ‘Blessed are those who are not offended in Me.’- the Son of God.

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