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.
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.
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.