Hindus join Satanists demanding equal placement on Oklahoma capitol grounds


tay
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Members of the world’s oldest faith would like to join a display of religious symbols at Oklahoma’s state capitol, joining a Judeo-Christian tablet and a proposed Satanist monument.

The Universal Society of Hinduism plans to submit an application to the Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission for permission to place a statue of Lord Hanuman on the statehouse grounds.

“If the Oklahoma State Capitol was open to different monuments, we would love to have a statue of Lord Hanuman, who was greatly revered and worshipped and known for incredible strength and was (a) perfect grammarian,” said Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism.

The Satanists’ plans shocked and disturbed lawmakers, one of whom said he was offended because “this is a faith-based nation and a faith-based state.”

That’s where the Hindus come in.

The fourth-largest faith group in the U.S. – and third-largest in the world – said it would like to join the religious displays to honor Oklahoma’s Hindus and raise awareness about their faith.

Zed said he’d written the preservation commission chairman and others to ask for detailed procedures, required forms and outlines for conditions to be met for proper approval.

The Hindu group said their planned statue of Lord Hanuman would be “big and weather-proof.”



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/11/hindus-join-satanists-demanding-equal-placement-on-oklahoma-capitol-grounds/
 
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Spade
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Seems reasonable, especially now that the US seemingly disavows secularism.

Religion from Eh? to Zed!
 
damngrumpy
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Spade you are right America has decided to be a faith based nation and interfere
in government affairs of all kinds. Therefore its only fitting that all Faiths who are
taxpaying citizens should have their faith and symbols on display. If one group
has it the rest should have it. What happens when the Kamasutra folks want to
take part and issue demonstration pamphlets? Could be interesting.
 
WLDB
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haha. The only thing that surprises me is that it didn't happened sooner.
 
tay
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That statue actually makes me snicker when I envision the Bible thumpers seeing it.

And of course, everyone should be protected from unwanted beliefs...........







Satanists unveil proposed statue for OK state capitol



A 7-foot tall goat-headed Baphomet deserves a place on state grounds?




Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/Satanists_unveil_proposed_statue_for_state_capitol .html#LXEYICJ45I0ElpuQ.99












 
captain morgan
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They should hold a referendum/vote to see what the community wants.

All 7 of the Satan worshipers can stampede to the polls to have their voice heard
 
Tecumsehsbones
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They wanna represent the dominant faith in Oklahoma, this'll do it. . .


 
tay
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Okay, everyone in Oklahoma get out of the gene pool! Play time is over.................








An Oklahoma high school suspended a 15-year-old student after accusing her of casting a magic spell that caused a teacher to become sick, lawyers for the student said on Friday.

The American Civil Liberties Union said it had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on behalf of student Brandi Blackbear, charging that the assistant principal of Union Intermediate High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, suspended her for 15 days last December for supposedly casting a spell.

The suit also charged the Tulsa-area Union Public Schools with repeatedly violating Blackbear’s civil rights by seizing notebooks she used to write horror stories and barring her from drawing or wearing signs of the pagan religion Wicca.

“It’s hard for me to believe that in the year 2000 I am walking into court to defend my daughter against charges of witchcraft brought by her own school,” said Timothy Blackbear, Brandi’s father.

‘Outlandish Accusations’

Joann Bell, executive director of the ACLU’s Oklahoma chapter, said the “outlandish accusations” had made Blackbear’s life at school unbearable.

“I, for one, would like to see the so-called evidence this school has that a 15-year-old girl made a grown man sick by casting a magic spell,” Bell said.

A lawyer for the school district declined to comment.

The lawsuit, filed on Thursday, alleges that Blackbear was summoned to the office of assistant principal Charlie Bushyhead last December after a teacher fell ill, and was questioned about her interest in Wicca.

According to the lawsuit, Brandi Blackbear had read a library book about Wicca beliefs and, under aggressive interrogation by Bushyhead, said she might be a Wiccan. In fact, Blackbear is a Roman Catholic, according to the newspaper Tulsa World.

“The interview culminated with Defendant Bushyhead accusing Plaintiff, Brandi Blackbear, of casting spells causing (a teacher at the school) ... to be sick and to be hospitalized,” the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit stated that because of the “unknown cause” of the teacher’s illness, Bushyhead advised the 15-year-old girl “that she was an immediate threat to the school and summarily suspended her for what he arbitrarily determined to be a disruption of the education process.”




http://abcnews.go.com/story?id=95218



 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

They wanna represent the dominant faith in Oklahoma, this'll do it. . .


It's a cunning plan by the left... I can tell that there is an army of socialists inside that Trojan Dollar, just waiting to leap out and attack OKs fiscal conservatism
 
Serryah
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Magic isn't only in OK!

Loser pol: Rival put a Caribbean hex on me | New York Post
 
Cliffy
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Curses only work if the victim believes curses can harm them. It is a psychological game, a self fulfilling prophesy. The person actually makes themselves sick worrying about it.
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

It's a cunning plan by the left... I can tell that there is an army of socialists inside that Trojan Dollar, just waiting to leap out and attack OKs fiscal conservatism






So what's the 'cunning plan' you envision?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

So what's the 'cunning plan' you envision?


Burn the Trojan Horse at the gates before you allow it in
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Burn the Trojan Horse at the gates before you allow it in

What if it is filled with conservatives' cash and they are trying to sneak it out of town to an off shore account?
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

What if it is filled with conservatives' cash and they are trying to sneak it out of town to an off shore account?


I'm willing to take that chance
 
tay
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Oklahoma TV station censors evolution talk on Cosmos reboot






This past Sunday, Carl Sagan’s universe documentary Cosmos was heroically resurrected after nearly 35 years. Taking Sagan’s spot in the space chair, Neil deGrasse Tyson — who has to be more famous at this point for the love he evokes from Redditors rather than for being a brilliant astrophysicist — is now ushering viewers through the mysteries of the universe. The reboot has so far been met with overly positive reviews, but not everyone is completely pleased with the way A Spacetime Odyssey is run.


A television station in Oklahoma censored the first episode’s discussion about evolution.


Local Fox affiliate KOKH — which resides in Oklahoma City — did not simply bleep or cut out the evolution segments from the episode. Instead, it happened to interrupt the segment with a very conveniently timed news break, seen below.




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Oklahoma TV station censors evolution talk on Cosmos reboot | Science! | Geek.com?
 

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