For all of our ETH viewers who live in the Arkansas, Little Rock region may want to pay close attention to this report! The Satanic Temple has officially filed a letter with the state of Arkansas, requesting that the group be allowed to place a controversial statue of Baphomet alongside a monument of the Ten Commandments on the Capitol grounds in Little Rock. The New-York-based religious group sent the letter via certified mail to the Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission, asking permission to bring the large icon to the building’s grounds.
Baphomet is a pagan idol originally linked to the Knights Templar, but is now more associated with an image of a “Sabbatic Goat” drawn by Eliphas Levi in 1856. It depicts Satan as a goat-headed figure with horns, hooves, wings and a beard, and has binary elements representing the “sum total of the universe,” similar to yin and yang.The petition is in response to an Arkansas law that allows a privately funded Ten Commandments monument to be erected on the Capitol grounds. FULL REPORT