Satanic Temple adopts highway, upsetting residents

Published: Sep. 13, 2018 at 11:21 PM EDT
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You've probably seen these adopt-a-highway signs, where groups commit to cleaning up a stretch of road several times a year and, in exchange, they get their name on a sign.

Well, that's exactly what the Satanic Temple Indiana Chapter did, but some are not happy about it.

The sign sits right in front of Jill Konija's home, and she wants the sign gone.

"It's like advertising a Satanic church in, you know, in front of our home. We raised our sons here," Konija said.

"We would do it even without the sign. It's not about the attention, it's about doing something good and we like to show people that we're doing that good," said Damien Blackmoor.

A spokesperson with the state Department of Transportation says they respect freedom of speech and there are no restrictions on what types of groups can adopt.

They say the sign will stay as long as the group keeps cleaning up.