Satanic Temple display shocks locals after being found in State Capitol building
For the next two weeks, visitors to the Iowa Capitol building will encounter an unconventional holiday display that challenges conventional religious symbols. The Satanic Temple, a non-theistic religious organization, has unveiled a captivating display featuring a ram’s head draped in mirrors, perched atop a mannequin.
Due to the nature of the imagery, this has been met with a mixture of shock and disgust by some locals and is certainly not the typical type of display usually associated with Christmas.
Lucien Greaves, co-founder of the Satanic Temple, asserts that the display embodies their unwavering commitment to religious freedom. “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to represent our beliefs in a public space,” Greaves declared. “Not every corner has a church, but we now have a place to express our unique spiritual identity.”
The Satanic Temple (TST) is a non-theistic religious organization that promotes religious pluralism and equal rights. Over the years, the group has been involved in a number of high-profile lawsuits and campaigns to protect religious freedom and challenge the dominance of traditional religious groups in public life.
The Satanic Temple’s unconventional holiday display stands in stark contrast to traditional Christmas decorations, adding a touch of intrigue and intellectual curiosity to the Capitol’s festive ambiance.