Satanic Temple sets up statue inside the Illinois State Capitol


(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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