St. Paul, Minn., Jul 17, 2017 / 23:08 pm
A proposed Satanic monument in a city-run veterans' park has drawn strong opposition from Catholics in Minnesota, who have led prayer rallies and spoken before the Belle Plaine City Council.
Susie Collins was among the attendees of a rosary rally in Belle Plaine's Veterans Memorial Park to oppose the monument. She told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that the monument "is not the message of life and love, it is the message of death and decay."
Other critics of the monument waved signs urging passersby to reject Satan. Several dozen people attended the rally, in a city with a population of about 7,000.
The Satanic Temple, based in Salem, Mass., had proposed to place its own monument in the city park. The monument, a black cube inscribed with pentagrams with an upside-down soldier's helmet on top, was approved by the city.