Satanic Temple sets up statue inside the Illinois State Capitol

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(WCIA Springfield, IL) The Christmas tree, nativity scene and Menorah have company at the Illinois State Capitol.

The Satanic Temple of Chicago has put a sculpture in the rotunda called “Knowledge is the Greatest Gift.”

The structure stands about 4 and a half feet tall and depicts the forearm of a young woman extended, with a serpent wrapped around, while her hand holds an apple.

A spokesperson for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says the satanic group has the right, just like any other religious organization, to put up a display at the Capitol.
 

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(This story was originally published on December 4, 2018)

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