“Dear supporter of The Satanic Temple,

This is what it is has come to…

We are taking our Baphomet monument to the Arkansas state capitol next month. On August 16th, we will show the theocratic politicians that we won’t silently stand by as they undermine our fundamental constitutionally enshrined liberties — the liberty to follow our consciences, the liberty to forge our deeply-held beliefs, and the liberty to express our beliefs or disbelief, while afforded an equal voice, without government coercion or intervention. The Arkansas government is actively subverting this bedrock principle of liberal democracy and it is our duty to rise to the challenge.

The Arkansas government has erected a 10 Commandments monument on capitol grounds sponsored by an Evangelist minister in the State Senate who has been allowed to abuse his public office to favor his religious viewpoint in a public forum to the exclusion of other voices. To rectify the unconstitutional appearance of official favoritism for one religion, and to establish a respect for pluralism and religious freedom, we, The Satanic Temple, offered our Baphomet monument to stand alongside the 10 Commandments. The Arkansas government refused our request.

In addition to litigating against this blatant viewpoint discrimination, we’re taking Baphomet to the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock and will be there at 1pm. We need your support.

If you can make it to Little Rock on August 16th, we implore you to come and stand with us. Let’s show Arkansas we will never be passive while our rights are assaulted. Help us to demand that the Arkansas government respect the Constitution. Let’s remind them that Freedom does not exist conditionally. Let’s hold a rally large enough and loud enough that it simply can not be ignored. If you cannot make it to Little Rock for the rally, please consider donating to help offset the cost of this important event here https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Mzg4NTY=

I will be traveling with Baphomet to Little Rock and I hope to see you there.

Lucien Greaves