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Region: , Published: September 18, 2018  Updated: September 18, 2018 at 7:42 am EST

The Indiana Chapter of the Satanic Temple has adopted a highway in a rural stretch of Zionsville the sign is causing a stir among residents.

The Indiana Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway program allows organizations to place their names on a sign if they commit to cleaning up liter on a two-mile stretch of highway four times a year.

Residents near where the sign is located are distraught because, as Indiana resident, Jill Konija says; “it’s like advertising a Satanic church in front of our home.”

Konija says that the first few feet of the roadside belong to the state. A spokesperson for INDOT stated in response to residents concerns that the sign will stay up as long as the Satanic Temple agrees to keep cleaning the highway.

Another resident, one who is across the street, worries that the sign may affect her property value.

“There could maybe only be one other sign that’s worse that that to have up from your house,” Rosswurm said. “Which would be the KKK (Ku Klux Klan).”

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Another INDOT spokesperson stated that the department respects freedom of speech and that there are no restrictions on what groups can adopt a sign.

While many residents are concerned some aren’t bothered, Fritz Kolmerton lives next to the Konijas.

“My reaction was if they wanna clean the highway, they’re more than welcome to,” Kolmerton said. “It doesn’t matter to me who’s doing it one way or the other.”

Across the United States, chapters of the Satanic Temple are regularly challenging Christian organizations, such as prayer in schools or any form of Christian influence in government.

The groups most recent event was in Little Rock Arkansas, where the organization trucked in a Baphomet statue after the local government approved a statue of the ten commandments.

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Annette
Annette

Freedom of speech was imagined by our founding fathers on the grounds that REASONABLE people would differ in their opinions. We now think we must… Read more »

Ray
Ray

They’re on the “Highway to Hell”….let ’em go…..

eddie
eddie

SAWZALL TIME

Fidel
Fidel

Just wondering if true christians would put up cleaning the streets to topple the satanists’ strategy … OR WOULD THEY PREFER TO JUST PRAY OVER… Read more »

Kirsten
Kirsten

This is a tricky one, yet clearly indicative of the times we live in!!! Christian persecution is just beginning, and will only intensify. Let me… Read more »

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