Stoyan Zaimov – May 1, 2017
The Satanic Temple has been granted permission to erect a memorial to soldiers killed in action beside a Christian memorial at Belle Plaine’s Veterans Memorial Park in Minnesota.
The Star Tribune reported on Saturday that city leaders initially decided in January to remove a Christian memorial featuring a soldier kneeling before a cross and a Bible, fearing a lawsuit from atheists.
City residents protested against the removal, however, which led officials to designate an area in the park as a “free speech zone,” allowing other religions and organizations to erect their own temporary memorials.
The Satanic Temple, headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts, has since said it’s planning to put up its own memorial, described as a “black cube, inscribed with inverted pentagrams and crowned by an upturned helmet.”