Monday, December 30, 2013

Freedom Of Expression…or Plain Stupidity?

The US state of Oklahoma has put the brakes on new monuments at its Capitol…because things are getting outta hand!
A group's petitioned to have a statue of Satan put up near a large stone tablet inscribed with the Ten Commandments.
The Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission has banned new monuments on statehouse grounds until a court battle is settled with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which wants the Ten Commandments removed. It says the state should not be in the business of legitimising religion, and that the precedent could result in a spectacle of religion.
Socially conservative Christian groups fought for years to have the Ten Commandments displayed at the statehouse, and the monument went up in 2012. Legal experts warned that this would open the door for other groups to use this model to petition for placing their monuments on the capitol's grounds...
And sure enough: the local Satanist group filed an application with the state to place its monument on capitol grounds. Other groups applying include a Hindu group wanting a monument to a monkey god, an animal welfare group wishing to build a monument to world peace and yet another wanting to honour the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!
I'd suggest spaghetti has more relevance to today's world than all of the others combined!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Plain stupid just lowlifes trying to pass this ! Corrupted minds .