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    Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    What do you think? Has "religious freedom" gone too far?

    Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    TALLAHASSEE — Unlike last year, a Satanic Temple display will be officially welcome inside Florida's Capitol during the holiday season.

    And Festivus, a non-commercial festival "for the rest of us," will be back as a 6-foot stack of empty beer cans. Also expected are a pair of nativity scenes.

    The Florida Department of Management Services this week approved a holiday display from the Satanic Temple, which a year ago was rejected because the agency said it was "grossly offensive."
    Some people don't think it should happen -- Satanists Win the Right to Place ‘Grossly Offensive’ Holiday Display Next to the Nativity Inside Florida’s Capitol

    Anybody want to bet that some "real Amurrican" will deface or damage the display?
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    What do you think? Has "religious freedom" gone too far?



    Some people don't think it should happen -- Satanists Win the Right to Place ‘Grossly Offensive’ Holiday Display Next to the Nativity Inside Florida’s Capitol

    Anybody want to bet that some "real Amurrican" will deface or damage the display?
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Sounds swell to me.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    They might have a legal right to do so, but that doesn't make it any less childish. Satanists are your trolls of the religious sphere.

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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Sounds swell to me.
    Me too and I'm sure that's a disappointment to the OP. I think we're supposed to be all pissed off.
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Anybody want to bet that some "real Amurrican" will deface or damage the display?
    Hard to say. My guess would be that if that happens, it will most likely be a kid (teenage or young adult) that does it.
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    They might have a legal right to do so, but that doesn't make it any less childish. Satanists are your trolls of the religious sphere.
    Maybe they just have parental authority issues.
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    They might have a legal right to do so, but that doesn't make it any less childish. Satanists are your trolls of the religious sphere.
    Maybe it shouldn't have been but this was probably the last thing I expected you to say.
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    The responses at the Blaze are the kicker:

    I mean statistically speaking satanism and christianity stand the same chance of being remotely right.

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    In this case, the satanists put up their display and hide. If anyone knows who belongs to this satanist church, please publish their names and addresses. Their parents and employers must be so proud!
    Hey, satanists, discover when he was born, and celebrate that day!
    Free speech is for everyone and all groups,” Americans United executive director the Rev. Barry W. Lynn said in a statement. “

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    True, up to a certain point.

    This paves the way for “Groups” like NAMBLA, etc. to have a display in public.
    Nice going….
    I guess I look at it this way, they put a totally repulsive display near our baby Jesus…….which one will you be ohhhhhing and awwwwwing over.
    Absolute gold.
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    Re: Satanic Temple display approved for Florida Capitol

    I guess there wasn't enough outrage for Hatuey's taste so he had to go find some elsewhere. Too funny.
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