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In Little Rock, a bronze statue was unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol causing the attention of about 150 Satanists, atheists and Christians. The statue, in the image of a goat-headed, winged creature named Baphomet was revealed during a rally to call for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument already mounted on Capitol grounds.

About 150 Satanists, atheists and Christians attended the First Amendment rally Thursday. The Satanic Temple says the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that the installation of their 7 ½-foot-tall (2.3-meter-tall) statue showing the 14th century idol seated and accompanied by smiling children would demonstrate religious tolerance.

"If you're going to have one religious monument up then it should be open to others, and if you don't agree with that then let's just not have any at all," said Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, a rally organizer.
The statue can not be installed and was removed after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the Ten Commandments monument was also unconstitutional. There was a significant police presence during the course of the rally, however, protests during the event were peaceful in nature.

This rally, and other events such as the construction of the Arch of Triumph in New York City serve as reminders of what the Bible says about events that must come to pass before Jesus Christ is to return. People will continue turning their attention to false idols and call that which is bad good, and call that which is good bad.

These are uncertain times and call for Christians around the world to unite in prayer and commitment to following Biblical principles. Believers in Christ are called in spirit to set good examples for those who are lost and in need of a savior.

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Source: Fox News