Satanic Statue Mocking Christmas Up in Illinois Statehouse; Sign Near It Explains It’s Not Officials’ Fault

The Chicago chapter of the Satanic Temple forced officials to display its “Snaketivity” statue in the Illinois Statehouse rotunda.  The statue, which features a hand holding up an apple with a serpent wrapped around it, is now included alongside a Nativity scene and a Hanukkah menorah.  It’s title, “Knowledge Is the Greatest Gift,” overtly mocks the idea of Christ as God’s great gift to the world.  State officials don’t appear to be quite as thrilled about the stunt.  Nearby is a sign that explains that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution allows temporary, public displays so long as these displays are not paid for by taxpayer dollars.  Read more: