Satanists Fight For Display In Florida State Capitol Alongside Nativity Scene And Festivus Pole

nativityI am normally against displays of religion on public property, but I would be curious to see this come to fruition. The Florida Times-Union reports:

The state Department of Management Services on Wednesday denied an attempt by “Satanists” to put up a display in the Florida Capitol, which currently showcases the Florida Prayer Network’s Christian Nativity scene, a Festivus pole made of beer cans, posters from atheists, and a crudely-made Flying Spaghetti Monster.

“The department’s position is that your proposed display is grossly offensive during the holiday season,” DMS Administrative Assistant Sherrie K. Routt emailed a group calling itself the Satanic Temple. The proposed display that bannered the phrase “Happy holidays from the Satanic Temple” atop a diorama of an angel falling into hell.

Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the temple, said in an email the group was “surprised and dismayed” by the rejection. However, before possibly challenging the decision, the temple is seeking clarification from DMS.

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9 Responses to Satanists Fight For Display In Florida State Capitol Alongside Nativity Scene And Festivus Pole

  1. Liam_McGonagle December 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Petition for a display? What’re you talking about? The Satanists OWN this holiday . . .

  2. Daniel Gill December 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    These trolls again?

    • zero December 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      Creative trolling? Guerilla ontology? What’s your problem with that?

      • Andrew December 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

        The Spirits do not approve!

  3. echar December 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    The war on Krampusnaucht continues!

  4. DeepCough December 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    I say let everyone do it, because that would be very consistent with the Constitution.

  5. Juan December 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    All hail the dark lord!

  6. jasonpaulhayes December 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    If they don’t want to be friendly to other faiths, burn down the nativity and the Capitol. Or… snatch up that Baby Jesus from the manger and punt it into the nearest dumpster. You don’t get to assign a deity to the American people you ignorant bastards.

  7. Jeremy Imm December 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    that’s a good thing, mocking anyone’s religion no matter what it is, is childish and immature.

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