they can't say they weren't warned.
"He's helping a satanic agenda grow more than any of us possibly could," Greaves said. "You don't walk around and see too many satanic temples around, but when you open the door to public spaces for us, that's when you're going to see us."
naturally, those who were in favor of the 10 commandments don't see it that way.
"I think these Satanists are a different group," Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, said. "You put them under the nut category."
but he's wrong.
"But if the Ten Commandments, with its overtly Christian message, is allowed to stay at the Capitol, the Satanic Temple's proposed monument cannot be rejected because of its different religious viewpoint."
and there's really no way around it.
from my perspective this is the perfect illustration of reaping what you sow. i couldn't have asked for a more appropriate group to show them how misguided their efforts have been. thank you, Satanists. and i hope they get their monument. these folks need to be taught a lesson.
Bingman described the plan as a "political stunt." Shannon spokesman Joe Griffin said such a display at the Capitol "would not be appropriate."
neither is having the 10 commandments but that didn't stop them.
Let's sic the FFRF on their asses, see how they like it!
the ACLU is pretty good with this stuff too.
True enough - they're tackling the US Congress of Catholic Bishops over an incident in a catholic hospital ... and I hope the ACLU kicks their sorry asses!
yeah, i read that story and it's disgusting. told a friend about it the other day and he didn't believe me. i must have missed your post on the subject. i'm checking it out now.
you may want to post this in the general discussions. i can't comment as i'm not a part of the group.
I commented regarding this on the other thread started by James.
I agree, this needed to happen just to show them what it's like. Unfortunately, it isn't likely to end in a good way. There is no motivation to eliminate any of the monuments. I predict the Christians will double down and we'll witness this escalating into a monument arms race, with every church under the sun trying to plant some rubbish near the courthouse.
Of course they'll try to stop the non-Christians from playing the game but what they've set in motion will continue in the courts. This is a good example of an extremely bad example. Poor judgment on public display.
Umm...I want to put my own monument in too to ensure my immortality.
good update and analysis.
I'm laughing because it is what they deserve, but the reality is that there should be no monuments here. None of any kind.
And that is the problem. I'm not clear as to whether they can cry uncle and everyone takes their monuments home with them. Is there any way we can get all the monuments removed? I'm not up on the legalese but it sounds to me as if as long as anyone wants a monument in the town square, it must be allowed. That's not the outcome I would have hoped for.
The xtians may decide it isn't worth giving the satanists this much publicity. If so, they might just decide to take their lumps and drag the ten commandments home with them. Unfortunately, because of the legal ruling, they may not be able to force removal of the satanic monument. They've just shifted the burden of voluntary removal to a different group. Unless I'm wrong on this, we can NEVER get rid of a monument once a non xtian one is placed. That would be discriminatory as well. Am I incorrect on this? I sure hope so.
legal rulings can be reversed. as the various monuments start to crowd out the ten commandments i'm sure politicians will see the folly of their ways. they may have stopped the addition of other monuments...for now, but that is an untenable position.
I laugh with you Dennis.