This is getting out of hand. Now a Hindu group wants to erect a monument on the Capitol grounds to ...
Lord Hanuman, a Hindu deity "who was greatly revered and worshipped and known for incredible strength and was (a) perfect grammarian."
Lots of religions have deities known for their physical strength, but it's rare to see one that elevates deities for their grammatical prowess. Uncertain as to whether this description was really accurate, I took at peep at Wikipedia, which summarized Hanuman's attributes as follows:
* Ablest sentence maker.
* Know-er of all Vedas and Scriptures.
* Scholar in nine schools of grammars.
* Possessing faultless speech and facial features
Anyway, back to this Oklahoma State Capitol thing. From the Tulsa World
Just days after the news broke that a Satanic Temple in New York City is seeking to build a monument to Satan on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, a Hindu organization announced this week that it, too, would like to build a monument there, to one of its chief deities.
Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism, emailed his request to the Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission.
He said the statue would raise awareness of Oklahomans about Hinduism.
Commission Chairman Trait Thompson, who also is a senior policy adviser for Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman, said he had received the request from Zed and had referred him to the website, which has all the application forms.
"I suppose when one group gets some publicity, everyone else wants to make their point," he said.
Is there any chance a Hindu statue will be built at the Capitol?
"I can't speak for the commission," Thompson said.
"If they follow through and put forth a good application, it will be voted on. It's hard to say. There are a lot of factors."