City leaders in Belle Plaine, Minnesota have granted The Satanic Temple permission to erect a satanic monument next to a Christian memorial. The Veterans Memorial Park is used to honor fallen veterans of war. The Satanic Temple in Salem, Massachusetts is planning to erect a memorial in the park: a black cube, inscribed with inverted pentagrams and has an empty soldier’s helmet on top of it. City officials granted Satanists permission to erect the monument after controversy

surrounding a Christian memorial at the park. A two-foot steel war memorial called “Joe,” which features a soldier kneeling before a cross in its tribute to soldiers, was on display as a memorial to the brave men and women who fought and died for their country. According to The Gospel Herald, the atheist organization Freedom From Religion Foundation, demanded Belle Plaine remove the Christian statute in January. FULL REPORT