Man Says Satan Told Him to Smash, Urinate On Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument

Oklahoma Capitol Building pdOKLAHOMA CITY,  Okla. — A man who smashed a controversial Ten Commandments monument this week and urinated on the display explained to investigators on Friday that Satan told him to do it.

Michael Reed, Jr., 29, drove his car into the monument, located near the state capitol building late Thursday, and then walked into the federal building Friday morning and began making threats to kill Barack Obama. He also advised officials that he had drove his car into the Ten Commandments display the night before.

When questioned by the Secret Service about the incident, Reed reportedly told them that the devil had instructed him to do it. He was taken to a mental facility where he underwent an evaluation and was placed in mental detention. Reed has had mental issues in the past, but has been off his medication.

He had abandoned his vehicle next to the display after running it down.

The monument at issue had been in headlines for a number of months after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a liberal Baptist minister filed a lawsuit to have the display removed.

“The monument’s placement at the Capitol has created a more divisive and hostile state for many Oklahomans,” stated Ryan Kiesel, the executive director of ACLU of Oklahoma, in a news release. “When the government literally puts one faith on a pedestal, it sends a strong message to Oklahomans of other faiths that they are less than equal.”

A New York-based Satanist group then proposed to place an “homage to Satan” near the monument, and other groups soon presented their requests as well, but the Capitol Preservation Commission placed a moratorium on any proposals until the lawsuit was decided.

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“The statue will serve as a beacon calling for compassion and empathy among all living creatures,” Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves explained in his application to the Commission. “The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”

In January, it it unveiled the design for the display, releasing a drawing of the goat-headed figure Baphomet sitting on a throne with a pentagram overhead and the inscription “The spirit of compassion, wisdom and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.”

However, last month, a district judge found the display constitutional, concluding that the monument served a historical purpose and not solely the presentment of a religious message as it sits on a plot of land that contains 51 other expressive monuments.

On Friday, the ACLU, which had challenged the presence of the monument, condemned its destruction, but said that it would continue to seek its removal.

“The ACLU of Oklahoma and our clients are outraged at this apparent act of vandalism,” it stated. “Our Oklahoma and federal Constitutions seek to create a society in which people of all faiths and those of no faith at all can coexist as equals without fear of repressions from the government or their neighbors. Whether it is politicians using religion as a political tool or vandals desecrating religious symbols, neither are living up to the full promise of our founding documents.”

The monument is expected to be repaired and restored to its position.


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  • chetnapier

    Shows just how dumb the devil is Show up where people work looking for obola

  • Lil Ms. Sassy

    No mental institution can detect demonic spirits controlling the mind of the person it possesses.

    • Krauss Allie

      …and why do you think that is? In fact, not only are mental institutions unable to detect demonic spirits, but no legitimate institution in existence can detect any “spirits” of any kind, and there’s a good reason that is the case.

    • rachael

      a demon possession is a condition of the soul and spirit. there is physical evidence of demon possession, but medical “science” chooses to ignore this as it doesn’t line up with their theories. although for many things we shouldn’t use people’s bad decisions as been “possessed” in such cases as this, it is very liable that this man was under satanic persuasion. satan a a prowling lion, waiting to devour the weak and the weak of mind.

      • C.P. Steinmetz

        I would be really interested in your answer to two questions:

        1. What is the “physical evidence of demon possession” that medical science chooses to ignore?

        2. Why do you put “science” in quotes? In what way is the practice of medicine not based upon science?

      • wandakate

        RACHEL: Satan came to kill, steal, and destroy, and YES he is very real. LIFE boils down to just one thing…A spiritual battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. Where will our allegiance take us. We can’t obey GOD and satan at the same time. GOD is all powerful and provides “all” things. And he allows our brains to mature in certain ways and levels of intelligence. GOD is the master physician and science may create the ways of medicine but GOD creates the way of the mind of the scientist in the first place. Hope that makes sense. I believe he was under satanic possession and that’s exactly where satan wanted him. BUT he can be driven out and the man can be freed from these demons with the right professional help.

    • wandakate

      LILMS.SASSY: They need to have a professional that has experience in casting out demons get with this man and cast them out in the name of JESUS and set him free. He’s in bondage to satan and JESUS came to set the captives free. He may well have been hearing voices and was inspired to do that, that is true. The law enforcement thinks he’s crazy b/c they may not even believe that Satan is real. I know he’s real, he used to bother me years ago, not to this extend but his demons tempted me to obey Satan and not GOD. They were rebuked by me in the name of JESUS above all other names and they left me and I am free and have been for years now since 2000, so for 14 years I am free from Satan and his demons, who are whether they believe it or not VERY REAL. They are a force to be reckoned with.

  • http://textsincontext.wordpress.com Michael Snow

    Christians will pay attention to sensational news like this, but few will care to teach their own children the Ten Commandments (which most parents, themselves, do not know). http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/teaching-children-the-ten-commandments/

    • rachael

      it was the first thing to be placed on my heart. if that isn’t the first thing that is been placed on a child’s heart, the parents need to rethink there biblical teaching standards.

      • C.P. Steinmetz

        How do the following statements balance?

        1. “if that [teaching the Ten Commandments] isn’t the first thing that is been placed on a child’s heart, the parents need to rethink there biblical teaching standards.”

        2. ” I cannot help but shudder at the thought of taxpayer dollars being
        funneled to an online course that aims to brainwash future UC
        graduates,” Town Hall’s Gabriella Hoffman also commented. “Fellow UC
        students will solely hear the pro-abortion side and be unaware of
        abortion’s implications for both unborn babies and pregnant women.”
        So how can this one ‘one-sided’ teaching be “brainwashing”, and teaching children the Ten Commandments the ‘first thing’ not be brainwashing?

    • wandakate

      MICHAEL: That is very true, but JESUS said, “IF you love me, keep my commandments”. Which ones was He talking about? The 10 of course, ALL of them, but just the ones that Christians pick and choose from.

  • Guest

    piece of our history? It had ben there about 2 years.

  • Diane Brock

    wow. That monument must have really made that pathetic Satan feel intimidated and insecure or something.

    • C.P. Steinmetz

      So are the women who kill their kids because God told them to evidence for a ‘pathetic’ and “intimidated and insecure or something” God?
      Seems a simpler explanation might be that they are all mentally ill and Satan or God have nothing to do with it.

      • wandakate

        C.P.STEINMETZ: No, everything works one way or the other. We are influenced for good (through GOD), or we are influenced for bad/evil (through satan) and his demons. Women don’t kill their kids b/c GOD told them to do that.
        You don’t know GOD at all, b/c if you did you would know that GOD does not tempt anyone to do wrong, all of that comes from the evil one satan and his demons who are powerful in the spiritual forces of evil.
        Where do you think mental illness comes from? It doesn’t just happen, it’s all the underlining forces of the dark world…

        • Psygn

          I don’t think so.

    • wandakate

      DIANE BROCK: Satan hates GOD. He tempted Him in the garden and he promised JESUS all the whole world if He would just bow down and worship him. JESUS would not do it. We must live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of GOD. Satan is a defeated soul. He is a spiritual being and has much power. He has demons now that used to be angels, but they were all kicked out. They decided to leave with Satan and they are here. Satan is the evil ruler of this world along with money. They are the two gods of this world, but not for long. JESUS will return and put them in their rightful place (hell) along with “ALL” of those who follow them in this life.
      Of course satan feels intimidated and insecure and afraid. He hates the monument and anything that has anything to do with GOD. Satan will usher in the Antichrist and the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be ruled by satan and they will rule the world for awhile and present everyone with the mark of the beast. So, yes, satan is very powerful, and they believe in GOD, Satan as well as the demons believe and they tremble.

  • Jud Bennett

    I seriously have to question the mental stability of people who would use the “Teh Devil made me do it!” excuse as a means to justify their bad behavior.

    Then I have to seriously question the mental stability of the people who would believe it.

    Then there are those who confirm their mental instability by bending over backwards to prove the excuse is actually a concrete fact.

    • wandakate

      JUD BENNETT: JESUS came to set the captives free, and there are people who are held captive to their sins. They are possessed with evil thoughts. They are captive to satan and are programmed by him to do evil things. So, that is a fact. Many people have mental issues due to satan influence in the spiritual form. He hates GOD, and he does everything within his power to cause souls to discredit GOD and everything good (thus the Ten Commandments). He is on a race to end everything Christian b/c he knows he has but a short time before JESUS returns. I don’t doubt that Satan’s influence had something to do with what this man did and he needs help. He may well be demon possessed and he needs to be set free.

  • Mathews Andrews

    Evidently, the Forces of Darkness appear to have entered a season of intense attacks on man and his god-given domain, namely planet earth and man’s life on it. Events, incidents and trends in all spheres including Social, Political, Economic and Spiritual prove it to be true. Man’s trust upon his own intelligence, understanding and methods to find solutions for the challenges he faces in life has been causing him more pains and loses all along. We need to realize that it is only when we let God show us the way to use our god-given talents, intelligence, understanding and skills that we find the way of life, an eternal one at that. The Evil one can be seen enslaving large number of people that he employs to invade social space, political space and economic systems that have been founded on the principles of God that originate from the image of God that man is created after.

    • wandakate

      MATTHEW ANDREWS: Instead of us doing it GOD’s way, and obeying His 10 commandments, we have decided to take things into our own hands and do them our way, and see where that has gotten us. We are all messed up and have no way now out. We are like in a maze, we are just going over here and over there and round and round trying to solve our issues in those areas of social, political, economic, and spiritual arenas and we are actually getting nowhere fast. We are digging a hole and getting deeper in debt, printing more and more money, electing officials that don’t have a clue and most of the time the right hand doesn’t even know what the left hand is doing. We are a mess in today’s churches, deceiving people and being deceived as well. We celebrate pagan holidays like Easter, Halloween, and Christmas that have absolutely NOTHING at all to do with GOD. We preach a watered down gospel just to get in the numbers, arrange all the social programs and count the money in the offering plate/bag, as all the while polluting the word of GOD for the sake of political correctness and accepting the fact that we need to be in bed with the government by accepting their 501C3 tax status. Pastors that do that know they are not allowed to talk anything political from their pulpits, thus honoring the government and what they want churches to do. The celebrate the satanic holiday of Halloween all the while calling it a Fall Festival when it’s nothing more than a big church Halloween party to pacify the congregation…So, the evil one as you said can certainly be seen enslaving large numbers of people. Preach it Mathews.