Florida Woman Arrested For Trying To Destroy Satanic Display In Capitol

A woman wearing a “Catholic Warrior” T-shirt was arrested in Tallahassee on Tuesday after she tried to tear apart a Satanic Display in the State Capitol.

Before attempting the vandalism, Susan Hemeryck, age 54, told two police officers that the display, depicting an angel falling into the depths of hell, was “not right” and that she would have to tear it down. They informed her that this was against the law, but she said that she “could not take it anymore” and was arrested while in the process of destroying it.

“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,” Hemeryck told the Associated Press “I was there at the right time and the right moment and I needed to take a stand against Satan.”

I can totally understand why Hemeryck was deeply upset. Although I can’t fathom what it’s like to actually believe in Satan, I would imagine that if you did you would find something like this extremely offensive. However, if you want the government to sponsor your religion, then you have to be cool with the government sponsoring all the religions. Personally, I would obviously prefer that the government sponsor zero religions–which was, of course, the intent of the display to begin with.

Admittedly, the tactics of the Satanic Temple make me a little uncomfortable. I have literally nothing against religious people as long as they do not try to force their religion on me, or attempt to use my tax money to promote their beliefs. I don’t like upsetting people. It also just reminds me of my friend and I in middle school trying to freak out the squares by telling them we were Satanists and writing “HAIL SATAN” on the toes of our Chucks–so the displays and the handing out of Satanic coloring books to children feels a little immature to me. However, you can’t argue with results–and if the only way to get the point across that the separation of Church and State is really important is to force the government to sponsor something like Satanism, then you gotta do what works.

[Fox News]