Christmas is a time for inclusion, togetherness and celebrating our fellow man and that includes people who worship Satan. The state of Florida’s holiday display now includes a holiday scene from the local satanic church.
Happy Holidays from your friendly, neighborhood Satan worshippers.
The festive display (if you can call it that, and if you do, please don’t come to any of our Christmas celebrations) features a diorama of an angel falling from heaven into a lake of burning fire under a banner that reads “Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple.” The display went up after a long and nasty battle with legislators and government officials who deemed it to be “grossly offensive” as a festive holiday tradition. However, the state finally relented when the Americans United for Separation of Church of State threatened to slap them with a huge lawsuit if they didn’t put it up next to all the other religious displays in the capitol rotunda which include a display from the Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster and a Festivus pole.
Do Satanists decorate their goat god statue with tinsel and lights around the holidays? If not, they should.
Of course, this is far from the first time that a Satanic church has tried to make their voices of darkness heard in the hall of government buildings. The state of Oklahoma had a massive battle with the Church of Satan over including a statue of the goat demon Baphoment in their state capitol in response to the state’s decision to include a Ten Commandments monument.
Makes a great stocking stuffer.
The Satanic Temple in Florida also tried to distribute a kids’ activity book to children called “The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities” as part of their efforts to troll a Florida public school system that allowed bibles to be distributed on campus. Evil!
The holidays could use a big injection of heavy metal and until OzzyOsbourne does a Christmas album, this is as close as we’re going to get.