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Happy Holidays From The Illinois State House And Its Brand Spanking New Satan Baby Nativity Scene!

Newsweek - A controversial holiday display from The Satanic Temple will be installed Monday in the rotunda of Illinois' state Capitol.

The display, an art installation celebrating the satanic holiday of Sol Invictus, is scheduled to go up near other religious art in the Springfield building at 1 p.m.

A press release from the nontheistic group said the display features a "satanic deity" known as Baphomet.

"This year's tradition marks a greater urgency in the Baphomet's message of harmony and reconciliation," Satanic Temple Director of Campaign Operations Erin Helian said in the release.

The presence of the display in the Capitol building has upset members of religious organizations in the community.

For its part, The Satanic Temple invited the head of the diocese, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, to attend the installation of the Baphomet display.

"This years' display celebrates unity. In keeping with that spirit, we have invited Bishop Paprocki to hold hands with members of The Satanic Temple while we come together and stand before all of the religious displays at the rotunda," Helian said. "I am sure people of all faiths in the Springfield community will be very disappointed if Bishop Paprocki turns down this opportunity and opts to divide people—especially during the holidays."

"Bishop Paprocki declines the invitation to associate with evil and urges all people of true religious faith to shun the devil," Hansen said in response.

Sol Invictus takes place on the 25th of December, and the artwork created for The Satanic Temple's display in Springfield was made by the artist Chris P. Andres. The installation is described as Baphomet depicted as a "swaddling babe."

Nothing hotter in the streets right now than Lucifer. 

Rumors and insinuations that the world's biggest pop stars and musicians have been on his team have run rampant for years.

Secret societies comprised of the world's richest and most powerful people used to be laughed off as myths. But aren't so easy to disprove anymore.

And most recently, the Travis Scott Astroworld tragedy that saw ten people lose their lives, amidst an uncomfortable amount of Satanic symbolism

And now this.

The State of Illinois has always been a tastemaker. Leaders at the forefront of progress. 

Abraham Lincoln. Ever heard of him? Abolished slavery. He wasn't technically born here, but we claim him as our own and like putting "Land Of Lincoln" on our license plates. 

The Chicago Cubs. Ever heard of them? Well like the early adopters they were, they won one of the first American championships ever and then decided it wasn't cool anymore and let everybody else fuck with them for a hundred years.

John Deere. Ever heard of him? Born in Vermont yes, but didn't invent the steel plow and flip the agricultural revolution into high gear until he moved to Illinois.

JFK. Ever heard of him? Rigged elections. Ever heard of them? Well you possibly might never know the name JFK if it weren't for Chicago rigging the election, swinging the state of Illinois in his favor, and allowing him to squeak past Nixon. All thanks to his father and Sam Giancana.

Sears Tower. Ever heard of it? Feat of modern engineering and tallest building in North America for quite a long time. Now everybody does tall buildings so who cares?

Get the point yet?

Illinois, and Chicago, trailblazes.

So don't get all butthurt that baby satan is being glorified at the State Capital building. 

You think all those selfless, hard-working politicians in Springfield enjoy walking into their place of work every morning with Bible Scriptures emblazoned on all the walls, and Judeo Christian symbolism up everywhere? Judging them. Reminding them of their duty to be good?

No chance ese.

At least now they have "their guy" there. 

Equality at last.

Here are some pics of the little guy.


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Real talk though - you just have to laugh at this point. 

They're literally taking down statues of "problematic" historical figures in Chicago

Ones that discovered this continent, founded the country, fought for the Union, helped found Illinois and Chicago, etc.

And now they're erecting ones of Satan and his evil spawn, baby baphomet, right next to Baby Jesus, in the State Capital rotunda in Springfield.

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You know-how in the show Yellowstone (I finally started it a couple of weeks ago and cannot stop watching it. Gladly turned the Bears debacle off last night in the 3rd qtr and through on the season 1 finale) everybody in Montana, Bozeman especially, is fuckin bullshit that all the outsiders, mainly Californians, are moving there and bringing their fucked up ways of life and beliefs with them? Wanting to change everything? (That couldn't be more true by the way. When I visited there a couple of years ago, people couldn't have been colder to us out and about until we told them we weren't house shopping and were just there visiting. Even though if I could live anywhere in the world, Flathead Lake might be the place. Then the stories of all the Californians ruining their state started pouring in.) 

Well, just imagine how the people downstate Illinois must feel.

Imagine the hardworking, God-fearing, farm-tending people of rural Illinois waking up every day and looking at the newspaper of what's going on up here in Chicago.

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Chief wrote an awesome blog a couple years ago about the brief and fleeting movement to kick Chicago out of the state

p.s.- A+ quote/response here 

"Bishop Paprocki declines the invitation to associate with evil and urges all people of true religious faith to shun the devil," Hansen said in response.