Vital Remains Vs The State Of Oklahoma

There are things in life that I just can’t believe are really happening as is such in the case of Vital Remains vs The State Of Oklahoma (not a real case) which deals with the topic of separation of church and state. MetalInjection.net’s Greg Kennelty brought this to my attention  and it seems that due to the fact that the State Of Oklahoma decided to place a statue of the Ten Commandments outside the state capital building, it sparked a rage in Vital Remains frontman Brian Werner to the point that he had established an IndieGoGo project to build a statue to honor Baphomet, a “Sabbatic Goat” idol or deity that the Knights Templar were accused of worshiping and then it was adopted by the Church Of Satan as their symbol. So, the statue was built and it was planned to be placed alongside the statue for the Ten Commandments. Well, this has of course sparked an outrage and it even caught the attention of Oklahoma State Representative Paul Wesselhoft who commented with, “The only reason why the Ten Commandments qualified is because at the Capitol, what we do is we make laws. We are lawmakers. Well, one of the earliest laws we have are the Ten Commandments.” A representative from the Oklahoma American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said that they had every right to have the statue done saying, “If, at the end of the day, the Ten Commandments monument is allowed to remain on the Capitol grounds with its overtly Christian message, then the Satanic Temple’s proposal can’t be rejected because it is of a different religious viewpoint.” The reason they say if the ten commandments monument is allowed to stay because the monument is in question right now in a legal battle so everything has been halted. Listen, I am not a Satanist at all, but I can see where they are coming from because I agree with the idea of Church and State being separate and it’s aggravating when that isn’t followed because they are supposed to be separate. I am also not going to comment right now on whether I feel it should go up or not because I am a Christian and a metal head and it’s a hard balance to keep. To read the rest of the story and all the points that Greg Kennelty brings up, click here. Check out the statue in question below:

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