Springfield, Ill., Dec 5, 2018 / 16:35 pm
Between a Christmas tree and a menorah display in the Illinois state capitol, a statue from the Satanic Temple is standing for the holiday season.
The display shows an apple upheld by an arm which has been encircled by a snake. The words "Knowledge is the greatest gift" is written across the front of the black base.
The satanic tribute was erected at the statehouse rotunda in Springfield. Near the display is an explanation from the local government.
"The State of Illinois is required by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution to allow temporary, public displays in the state capitol so long as these displays are not paid for by taxpayer dollars," it reads.