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December 14, 2017

Vox pop: Mixed response to Capitol monument proposals



AP reports on feedback the secretary of state’s office is receiving via a hotline on proposals to put monuments on the Capitol grounds — specifically a legislatively authorized 10 Commandments monument or the Satanic Temple‘s idea for a statue of Baphomet.

A third proposal, by atheists and skeptics of Saline County, is a late arrival. It would erect a brick wall to symbolize a wall between church (the commandments monument) and state (the Capitol.)

Martin’s office tallied 231 phone calls — 111 against Satan and 36 for the commandments. But 35 opposed any religious monument, 26 opposed the commandments and a dozen voted for Satan. One caller suggested placing Baphomet and the commandments on the grounds according to the injunction in Matthew: Get thee behind me, Satan.

There’s wisdom in those numbers. The best option is no additional statuary. Plant another tree or rose garden.


AP reports on feedback the secretary of state’s office is receiving via a hotline on proposals to put monuments on the Capitol grounds — specifically a legislatively authorized 10 Commandments monument or the Satanic Temple‘s idea for a statue of Baphomet.

A third proposal, by atheists and skeptics of Saline County, is a late arrival. It would erect a brick wall to symbolize a wall between church (the commandments monument) and state (the Capitol.)

Martin’s office tallied 231 phone calls — 111 against Satan and 36 for the commandments. But 35 opposed any religious monument, 26 opposed the commandments and a dozen voted for Satan. One caller suggested placing Baphomet and the commandments on the grounds according to the injunction in Matthew: Get thee behind me, Satan.

There’s wisdom in those numbers. The best option is no additional statuary. Plant another tree or rose garden.

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