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The Satanic Temple in Preparation For a Religious Discrimination Suit

2022-12-15

Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Humanist Voices)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2018/04/26

The state of Arkansas in the United States of America erected a monument of the Ten Commandments. Some have deemed this illegal and discrimination, for example The Satanic Temple.

Arkansas, about a year ago, erected a Ten Commandments monument, which was controversial and taken down by a self-professed born again Christian. A replacement monument is in the process of being or has been installed on Little Rock Capitol Grounds.

The Satanic Temple will be suing the state of Arkansas over a rejection of the placement of a satanic monument. The Satanic Temple founder, Lucien Greaves, stated, “As soon as other invested parties file their lawsuits disputing the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument, we will file an ‘intervenor,’ essentially merging the cases.”

The placement of the Abrahamic monument, of the Ten Commandments, comes from the efforts of Stanley “Jason” Rapert. Rapert passed a bill favoring the monument in 2015. Greaves considers the display a violation of constitutional principles.

That is, also, the monument abuses the public office of Rapert.

“Rapert is obviously a mindless tool for theocratic interests originating outside of Arkansas, as his bill utilized the exact language used in failed efforts to maintain a Ten Commandments monument at the capitol in Oklahoma, “Greaves continued, “legal language that the simple senator was unable to comprehend.”

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