Throughout history, there have been plenty of instances where people have tested the laws that allow people to exercise the freedom of speech and freedom of religion that Americans are afforded. In recent news, Satan worshippers areShow More Summary
Oklahoma City's state capitol is home to a controversial monument to the Ten Commandments, donated by Broken Arrow Republican Rep. Mike Ritze.
It was the kind of announcement designed to grab attention: On Dec. 8, the Satanic Temple of New York unveiled plans to erect a monument that would sit alongside the Ten Commandments on the lawn of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The project,...Show More Summary
So this is happening in Florida: The plans for a Union monument at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park — about 46 miles west of Jacksonville, Fla. — began several years ago. The idea was to commemorate the Union regiments that fought at Olustee (pronounced oh-lusty), and to recognize the African American regiments that made [...]
Republicans trying to bring church and state closer together in Oklahoma have opened the door to an unlikely group: Satanists. A Ten Commandments monument was installed at the Capitol Grounds last year with funding from a GOP legislator, despite an outcry from legal experts who called it unconstitutional. Show More Summary
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) - Lots of lawmakers have been accused of devilish behavior, but Oklahoma's state capitol may become the first to actually have a monument to Satan. If a New York-based group called the Temple of Satan gets its way, a statue of the Evil One would sit next to […]
Adios, racist. Hello, "thou shalt not kill?" Just a few weeks after the state relocated the controversial Thomas Watson statue from the front of the Georgia Capitol, a south Georgia lawmaker is proposing a monument that would feature the Ten Commandments near the Gold Dome's front entrance.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Oklahoma Satanists want to put monument on state Capitol in Oklahoma.
High Park's transition from private property to public space. On June 16, 1873, the Globe published a letter from William H. Boulton, written on behalf of John George Howard, stating that Howard had authorized him to “hand to his Worship the Mayor an offer of 165 acres of land belonging to him on Humber Bay, to be conveyed to the City as a Public [...]
As the debate over religion in American political spaces rages on, Oklahoma state's legislature recently approved a monument of the...
A Satanic group based in New York announced plans Sunday to erect a monument to Satan next to the Ten Commandments monument on the steps to the Oklahoma capitol building. The Ten Commandments monument was authorized by the state legislature in 2009 and erected with private money from Oklahoma state Representative Mike Ritze, a Republican, last year. Show More Summary
I did a bit of a double-take when I saw this press release hit my inbox: The Satanic Temple Offers Donation of Monument to Oklahoma State Capitol This is the group, you might recall, that performed a "Pink Mass" over the tombstone of...Show More Summary
A state plan to honor Union soldiers at Florida's largest Civil War battlefield fell apart this week after "furious" pro-Confederate locals commandeered a town hall meeting, including an African-American activist who called Northern troops rapists and led the crowd in a round of Dixie. Read more...
Parque de la Memoria, or Memory Park, is a monument in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its official name is Monument to the Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism. Located along the Rio de la Plata in the Belgrano neighborhood, Memory Park commemorates...Show More Summary
Reader if you seek his monument look around you. -- Inscription on the tomb of architect Sir Christopher Wren in London's St. Paul's Cathedral. Last Monday the owner of New York's iconic Empire State (NYSE:ESRT) Building attracted its first analyst coverage since going public. Show More Summary
After a monumental battle that saw national pro-life groups and abortion supporters engage in a furious fight in the state of New Mexico, voters in Albuquerque today defeated the nation’s first city-wide ban on late-term abortions. Initial results from 50,000 early and absentee ballots showed 56 percent of voters against the proposal, while 44 percent […]
The Bureau of Land Management’s Utah state office on Friday decided to defer 99,960 acres of proposed oil and gas leases in and around the San Rafael Swell, which has been considered for everything from National Monument to National Park status. Show More Summary
SAN ANTONIO — The United States' first national monument to a soldier's best friend, recognizing the sacrifices of dogs in combat, was dedicated by the U.S. military on Monday. Inscribed with the words "Guardians of America's Freedom," the nine-foot tall bronze statue at L …
NEW YORK (AP) — The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States and became a monument to its mosaic of ancestries reopened to visitors Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, adding a chapter to the narrative of hard-won recovery on the eve of the storm's anniversary.