Christians Protest Giant Statue of Satan at Arkansas Capitol Building

Christians came together to protest an event promoting Satan on the steps of the Arkansas state capitol building.  Organized by the Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple, the “First Amendment Rally” was attended by roughly 150 mostly young, tattooed individuals wearing black clothing.  Atheists, satanists, and one Christian minister addressed the crowd as police stood guard.  A seven and a half foot statue of Baphomet, a half-man, half goat creature representing the devil, was transported in on the flatbed of a truck. The Satanic Temple argues that their statue should be allowed to permanently stand alongside a Ten Commandments monument. The group also advocates for abortion and the repeal of pro-life laws.  Read more: