Arkansas to consider placing Satanic Temple’s ‘Baphomet’ statue on Capitol groundsFor 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