Festive Satanic statue added to Illinois statehouse

Festive Satanic statue added to Illinois statehouse

Satanic statue in place at Illinois' statehouseImage copyright
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A satanic group has added its own statue to a series of displays in the government building of the US state of Illinois to mark the festive season.

An old man and a menorah, the four-foot sculpture depicts a snake coiled around an outstretched arm holding an apple.

It's the first display sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the Temple of Satan.

The state government said the temple had the same right as other religious groups to have a display.