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Catholic trashes Satanic display

Catholic trashes Satanic display

‘Catholic Warrior’ Susan Hemeryck, 54,  was charged with criminal mischief yesterday after the Satanic Temple’s holiday diorama in the Florida Capitol was vandalised just a day after it was set up.

The criminal mischief charge is a second-degree misdemeanor.

The falling-angel diorama, which a year ago was barred from the Capitol because it was deemed “grossly offensive” by the Department of Management Services, was the latest in a series of irreverent holiday displays from groups motivated by the state’s acceptance of Christian nativity scenes the past two years.

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According to this report, Tallahassee resident and member of the Satanic Temple, John Porgal – pictured above with the diorama shortly before it was wrecked – said the group threatened legal action this year if it again was blocked. It also offered not to put up its display if the Florida Prayer Network and International House of Prayer Tallahassee wouldn’t put up their nativity scenes.

Porgal, who is also a member of the American Atheists of Tallahassee, added:

If the nativity scene never came in here in the first place we would never had done this. We don’t want to be insulting. We just want our rights, the separation of church and states or equal rights.

Hemeryck, also of Tallahassee, entered the Capitol and told an on-duty police officer that:

She was sorry and had to take the Satanic display.

When she was advised not to remove the thing, Hemeryck:

Reached forward and began to rip apart the display.

Lucien Greaves, spokesman for the Satanic Temple, said the group may leave the display as is.

Even if it wasn’t fixable I would be for leaving the smashed remains there for the rest of the time as a testament to the intolerance of some people.

The setting up of the Satanic displays, plus the zombie nativity scene in Ohio that we reported on yesterday, is evidence that American Christians are being subjected to:

All kinds of demonic oppression, persecution and outright disrespect for our faith.

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That’s the view of pastor Paul Begley, above, described in Wiki as a “wacko” from Indiana.

In this hysterical video, Begley, who knows a great deal about zombies – he’s even written a book called Zombie Apocalypse (a snip at $25)  – says that demonic activity has moved to a new level, with people:

Mocking the birth of Christ, mocking the church, mocking the bride of Christ, mocking Jesus as a baby zombie.

Begley, who is also a “country gospel singer”, predicted that things are set to get worse, concluding:

We need to pray folks, we need a revival.

13 responses to “Catholic trashes Satanic display”

  1. Lonbo says:

    Catholic Warriors, the Knights of Columbus, the KKK and sundry other christian terrorist groups are just plain frightening. Why all the persecution and outright disrespect for our absence of faith and well rounded godlessness?

  2. Broga says:

    It is all one way with the believers. They want freedom to foist their superstition on everyone else but object to another superstition. “We need to pray, folks” is a typical comment. When has prayer ever been seen to be effective.

    I note that following the horror crash in Glasgow the priests were quickly on the scene urging prayer. Pray for what? Prayer is asking an omniscient God to change its mind.

  3. Barry Duke says:

    Here’s the link to Broga’s post re the Glasgow tragedy.

  4. AgentCormac says:

    @Broga

    I too noticed how quickly the predatory priests in Glasgow saw an opportunity to muscle in on this appalling story. It does beg the question, where was their god when the lorry went careering into all those innocent people? How come he didn’t intervene? Or was he a bit busy that day? Rather late to be asking him to get involved now I would have thought.

  5. Trevor Blake says:

    It was in another state, but here is the sentencing of the boy who failed to revere the statue of Jesus earlier this year: “The boy must not use social media during a six-month probation period as well as perform 350 hours of community service.
    Among the other punishments, he must obey a curfew of 10 p.m., no alcohol or other controlled substances monitored by random drug testing and stay in school.”

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/03/teen-who-desecrated-jesus-statue-hit-with-6-month-ban-from-social-media-and-350-hours-of-community-service/

  6. Newspaniard says:

    Where does “the bride of Christ” come from? Did this non-existent figure get married in a myth that I haven’t read? I seem to remember reading somewhere about the gospel according to Thomas having some irreverent passages which caused it to be suppressed by the RCC… maybe the marriage was in there.

  7. barriejohn says:

    I posted this woman’s comment on the previous thread this morning:

    It’s just wrong, when you remove baby Jesus two days before Christmas and put Satan in his place — that just can’t happen. I couldn’t allow it to happen. I was there at the right time and the right moment, and I needed to take a stand against Satan.

    Is she insane? And regarding the Glasgow tragedy, it’s not just the church that is cashing in on this; it was appalling to see Nicola Sturgeon on the scene so quickly, dressed in black, and making thinly disguised political comments. Were all the victims Scottish Nationalists – or even Scottish? And the good old BBC have been obsessed with the event, broadcasting the mass this morning on BBC News, presided over by an old friend of ours – Philip Tartaglia!

    http://freethinker.co.uk/2012/07/24/vatican-mafia-man-expected-to-be-the-new-archbishop-of-glasgow/

  8. TrickyDicky says:

    “We need to pray folks, we need a revival”

    And of course it goes without saying that we need your money!

  9. barriejohn says:

    Newspaniard: The Church is the “Bride of Christ”.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_of_Christ

  10. L.Long says:

    A bunch of people who believe in an imaginary Ahole, are scared to death by another imaginary dude…..who according to their own BS has not harmed anyone. And we are told not to call these people stupid???? Well OK I get that as they are so far beyond stupid that stupid becomes a compliment.

  11. Lon says:

    If the church is the bride of christ then if follows that the church members gladly consent to getting fucked without ceasing for all of eternity.

  12. Broga says:

    @Barry Duke: Thanks for the link, Barry. You would need to be hard hearted not to feel sympathy for those affected by the crash. The preachers were soon on the case and with the assumption that all affected were Christians. One priest spoke of the “their grief, their bewilderment, their anger, their desperation, their unanswered questions”. Those who were intimately affected are at those most vulnerable and defenceless and understandably passive about what is being said.

    I noted these comments from the preachers about the “meaningless” and “unanswered questions.” Yet in so many situations the priests are very quick to explain meaning and to answer questions. On something like this it seems that all they have on offer is meaningless, religious verbiage.

    And the hyperbole soon starts. “Glasgow is a city whose heart is broken”and “the people of Glasgow are in mourning.”and much more of the same. Most people in Glasgow will feel a normal human sympathy. And many won’t give the crash more than an indifferent glance. The public sympathy at times becomes grotesque and says more about the need to pose than any feeling.

    All over the world people, including children, are being starved, raped, slaughtered. Many children have suffered grievously at the hands of priests from the faith that they share with those who are now so sympathetic in public. How many paedophile priests were moved on, protected and kept hidden?

    A decent and temperate response would be so much more appropriate to this awful crash.

  13. Robster says:

    They all whinge and complain about a lack of respect for their churches and their beliefs which is astonishing. The folks who believe silly nonsense, expect the rest of us to believe it too and are keen to have their beliefs enshrined in perpetual preference don’t deserve respect, scorn and derision is what they deserve and that’s what they’re getting (to their disgust) and can’t cope. Their belief system seems that fragile, their god/jesus (etc) about as useful as passing wind. Surely with all the power of the god/jesus (etc) on their side, a little disrespect will do no harm. Are these people embarrassed about their beliefs? I think many of them are.