Snaketivity Scene will be on display on Capitol lawn - WNEM TV 5

Snaketivity Scene will be on display on Capitol lawn

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LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

The Detroit Chapter of the Satanic Temple plans to put up a holiday display at the capitol in Lansing later this month.

Jex Blackmore, chapter Director, tells TV5 the group has been approved to erect the display on Dec. 18 and 19.

Blackmore said it will be similar to one that was approved last year. The Snaketivity Scene features a Satanic crucifix with the words “The Greatest Gift is Knowledge.” It depicts a snake wrapped around the Satanic cross and presenting a book as a holiday gift.

A Christian nativity and Chanukah display have also been approved to be on the Capitol lawn at different times in December.

The Michigan State Capitol Commission is in charge of regulating the Capitol and the surrounding grounds. They are in charge of approving displays as long as they meet certain guidelines. Displays have to be taken down every night, and put back up in the morning.

Blackmore said the group is still waiting for approval for a live ceremony on the evening of the 19th.

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