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Satantic sculpture planned for capitol almost complete

Friday - 5/9/2014, 11:07pm  ET

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The Satanic Temple wants this sculpture of Baphomet to stand on the capitol grounds in Oklahoma (courtesy The Satanic Temple)

WASHINGTON --A satantic group out to prove that it has as much religious freedom and free speech as anyone else, is nearly finished with a seven-foot tall, horned bronzed figure of Baphomet, often used as a satantic idol -- and they want it placed on the lawn in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol.

While observers say they don't have much of a chance, a group identifying itself as The Satanic Temple, which raised $28,000 on the crowdsourcing site Indiegogo to commission the sculptor, want to prove a point: that the goat-headed idol has as much right to be there as a highly controversial monument of the Ten Commandments donated by a state legislator in 2012 and placed outside the capitol.

Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucian Greaves tells ABC News that the statue is a symbol to "celebrate our progress as a pluralistic nation founded on secular law." The group will use Baphomet to protest other secular symbols on public spaces across the country, according to The Verge website. Read more and see some of the newly published photos of the sculpture, here.

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