AP reports on feedback the secretary of state’s office is receiving via a hotline on proposals to put monuments on the Capitol grounds — specifically a legislatively authorized 10 Commandments monument or the Satanic Temple‘s idea for a statue of Baphomet.
A third proposal, by atheists and skeptics of Saline County, is a late arrival. It would erect a brick wall to symbolize a wall between church (the commandments monument) and state (the Capitol.)
Martin’s office tallied 231 phone calls — 111 against Satan and 36 for the commandments. But 35 opposed any religious monument, 26 opposed the commandments and a dozen voted for Satan. One caller suggested placing Baphomet and the commandments on the grounds according to the injunction in Matthew: Get thee behind me, Satan.
There’s wisdom in those numbers. The best option is no additional statuary. Plant another tree or rose garden.