Indiana Residents Speak Out Against Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Signs for the Satanic Temple Near Their Homes

Some Indiana residents are speaking out against roadside signs for The Satanic Temple near their homes, saying it’s akin to advertising for a “satanic church.”

“We’re obviously believers in God,” resident Jill Konija, whose house is along the U.S. 421 near State Road 32, told WISH on Wednesday.

“It’s like advertising a satanic church in front of our home.”

Mary Rosswurm, who lives across the street of one such Satanic Temple sign, said the sign is affecting her property value.

“There could maybe only be one other sign that’s worse than that to have up from your house,” Rosswurm said, “which would be the KKK.”

The signs in question were put up as part of the Satanic Temple Indiana Chapter agreeing to “adopt” a portion of the Zionsville highway. The Adopt-A-Highway program allows groups to have their signs put up on the roadside if they commit to cleaning up litter on the stretch.

Satanic Temple Indiana Chapter head Damien Blackmoor said that there are misconceptions about the organization, saying that members are atheists, and do not actually worship Satan, despite its name, logo, Baphomet statue, and other chapters wearing devil horns and pouring blood over the statue of the virgin Mary during Christmastime.

“We’re not out here sacrificing babies,” Blackmoor said.

“(We are) very much wanting to pursue knowledge and free will, act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures within reason,” he added.

Blackmoor insisted that the group would clean up the highways even if it wasn’t given signs.

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Source: Christian Post