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Satanist Democrat runs for California state Senate

More than 3 years ago, I asked in a post whether a door to Hell was opened when Barack Hussein Obama was elected and inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States of America.
I truly believe that something in the spirit world stirred. A portal to the yawning abyss was opened, from which an army of demonic powers and principalities is unleashed.
Just look at these photos of Obama, taken in 2010, especially the third one. Can’t you almost see a swarm of locusts flying out of that mouth?
Demonic ObamaSpread the wealth! Demonize the rich! (AP photo by Michael Dwyer, Oct. 16, 2010)frighteningThe extraordinary pics have not been photoshopped. They were taken at a rally in Boston for Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick on October 16, 2010, when Obama and the Democrats were not polling well. The pics of an enraged, demonic Obama were so alarming that both Drudge Report and Rush Limbaugh took notice. That in turn prompted the White House to censor media photos of Obama ever since.
Since Obama became president, evil no longer hides in the shadows but has become in-your-face emboldened. See:

In Florida in 2015, a satanist was a candidate for the state Senate who made no secret of drinking goat’s blood in a satanic ritual. Now, California also has a satanist running for the state Senate.
Steve Hill
Josh Sanburn reports for Time, May 12, 2016, that Steve Hill is a Democrat running for the state Senate in California’s 21st district to replace Sharon Runner, the Republican incumbent who is not seeking reelection. A former U.S. Marine, Hill is an avowed atheist and Satanic Temple organizer.
Hill ran unsuccessfully as a write-in candidate last year during a special election. He said this year he’s getting shunned by the Democratic establishment largely because of his views. He said:

“I’m a Satanist as far as trying to get people to understand that I don’t believe in the devil any more than I believe in God. All of it is stupid. But if I have to tell people I’m the devil to get them to listen, then, OK, I’m the devil. I don’t go worship Satan and pour milk on me. But [Satanism] would influence me greatly because I could deal from a different perspective, as a regular human being”– whatever that means.

Hill, who also works as a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles, is helping organize an L.A. chapter for the Satanic Temple, a nationwide Satanic activist organization. Hill said he identifies with the temple’s mission, which he described as a “humanist approach that raises levels of consciousness.” He said he reconciles his atheism with Satanism by not believing in any sort of deity or otherworldly presence and instead adheres to the Satanic Temple’s goals like keeping church and state separate.
The Satanic Temple is the group that pledged to erect a Satanic monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol alongside one displaying the Ten Commandments. (The Ten Commandments monument has since been removed after it was smashed to pieces when a man drove a car into it.)
Doug Mesner, a Satanic Temple leader and spokesman who also often goes by the name Lucien Greaves, said he doesn’t know of any members who are elected officials in the U.S., but that “every day, we’re being told of new plans for credible people within our membership to make a run for various public offices.”

See “Satanism as a new political movement in America“.

Hill said he had roughly $100 in his campaign account and that he’s essentially been abandoned by the Democratic Party and plans to file as an independent. And it’s not just the party that’s left him behind. He said many of his friends have kept their distance since it’s come out that he’s an atheist running for office.
Ever the optimist, Hill said, “But I think more people are climbing out from under these rocks and saying, we exist. We’re human”– whatever that means.
H/t FOTM‘s Gretchen and MomOfIV
~Eowyn

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Satanism as a new political movement in America

Did you know that when Barack Obama began his presidency with his mother-in-law (Mooch’s mom) inviting a voodoo priestess to perform a Santeria ceremony in the White House? (See “Under Obama, demons have entered the White House“)
It is therefore not surprising that since 2008, self-described Satanists increasingly became active in America — holding Black Mass in public places, making invocations at city council meetings, setting up satanic (Christmas) holiday displays at city halls, and erecting a statue to Satan in Detroit. See:

The organization behind many of the Satanic activities is the New York-based Satanic Temple that first showed up on our political radar in 2013 when, in the name of “religious parity,” the satanists demanded their “right” to erect a 7-foot tall monument to Satan next to one of the Ten Commandments outside the Oklahoma State Capitol building. (Satanic Temple’s project eventually fell through when a man drove his car into and shattered the Ten Commandments monument.)

Satanic Temple's proposed statue outside Oklahoma State Capitol building

Satanic Temple’s proposed statue outside Oklahoma State Capitol building


In an article for The Conversation, April 19, 2016, Joseph P. Laycock, an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Texas State University, points out that The Satanic Temple (TST) is more than a religion, it is a burgeoning political movement that is bent on and is effecting political change.
Laycock notes that a horror film, “The Witch,” has become “one of the surprise hits of 2016” in part because of an endorsement from The Satanic Temple (TST), which is collaborating with the movie’s A24 studios on a promotional four-city tour called The Sabbat Cycle, in which screenings of the movie are followed by politically driven satanic rituals. The stated goal of The Sabbat Cycle is to inspire a “satanic revolution.”
Promotional poster for "The Witch"

Promotional poster for “The Witch”


The Sabbat Cycle is part of the Satanic Temple’s PR model since its inception 2013, in which the shocking and the frightening are used to lure media attention to their cause, which the Temple claims is the “separation of church and state.” But the Temple has no objections to non-Christian religions, certainly not to Islam or Judaism, but focuses its attacks on Christianity. That tells us that its cause isn’t really the separation of church and state, but rather the undermining of Christianity and Christian culture — all in the name of the First Amendment and religious pluralism. As Laycock puts it:

Since its founding, TST has waged a highly active campaign to demand greater separation between church and state, and to challenge the privileged relationship Christianity has with government.

TST first made headlines in 2013, when it held a rally in Florida, ostensibly to congratulate Governor Rick Scott for passing a bill, Senate Bill 98, that would allow students to read “inspirational messages of their choosing” at assemblies and sporting events, which the Temple twisted to include satanic messages. And so the rally featured a sign declaring, “Hail Satan! Hail Rick Scott!”

Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves at a Satanic Temple rally on Jan. 25, 2013, on the Capitol Steps of Tallahassee in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.

Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves at a Satanic Temple rally on Jan. 25, 2013, on the Capitol Steps of Tallahassee in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.


Today, Satanic Temple has 17 chapters in the United States and Europe and claims an estimated 100,000 members – a figure based on the purchase of membership cards and various forms of online support.
Invoking the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Satanic Temple chapters across the U.S. have launched campaigns demanding the same religious rights and privileges afforded to Christianity, including:

Satanic Temple at Michigan State Capitol, Dec. 2015

The Satanic Temple performs a satanic ritual at the Michigan State Capitol in December 2015. The Satanic Temple/Facebook

Laycock attended a Sabbat Cycle screening of “The Witch” in Austin, Texas. He writes:

Following the screening, everyone migrated to a bar and music venue called The Sidewinder, where TST held their ritual. Members from the Detroit and San Antonio chapters began setting up and handing out satanic American flags painted in only black and white. I mingled with a small crowd of Satanic sympathizers and the curious. Leather jackets, tattoos and pentagrams were in abundance. […]

During the ritual, a speaker played an excerpt from a speech by Baptist pastor Dr. Jeff Owens, in which Owens warned his congregation, “Satan does not want you to do what he wants you to do. Satan wants you to do what you want to do.” (Other eyewitness accounts of the ritual can be found here and here.) Owens had been warning that Satan uses people’s pride and selfish desires against them, but the ritual imposed its own interpretation onto his message: To TST, Satan represents moral autonomy and personal responsibility.
[Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex] Blackmore eventually appeared from beneath a hood and took to a podium to deliver what can only be described as a “satanic jeremiad.” She warned that Christian theocrats were taking over America and that those present – atheists, satanists, fans of heavy metal and punk music – were allowing it to happen: “There’s too much apathy and not enough resistance!”
She told the audience, “We do not seek followers, but collaborators.”
Afterward I spoke with some young people from the crowd. One explained that he was attracted to Satanism because “It’s about knowledge,” not dogma. […]

As the event wound down, I was able to interview Blackmore. Like [Karl] Marx, Blackmore saw her revolution as inevitable: the Christian Right would naturally drive people to rebel against it.
She told me that […]  TST wants to challenge the popular belief that America is a “Christian nation.” […]
In many ways, TST is the heir to the “New Left” of the 1960s and such figures as Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg. […] it is […] unclear what effect TST might have on America’s political center of gravity.
Nonetheless, millennials now outnumber baby boomers. They’re a more diverse generation than their predecessors, and major changes to the political landscape seem inevitable.

Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Backmore

Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Backmore


See also “Satanists endorse Bernie Sanders for President“.
~Eowyn

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Florida state capitol approves Satanic "holiday" display

Rule No. 4 of satanist (and Obama’s political mentor) Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals is “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.”
Leftists and satanists alike are experts in deploying that rule against conservatives and Christians. A demonic group that calls itself the Satanic Temple is especially deft in wielding that weapon.
In January of last year, citing the Oklahoma legislature’s approval of the placement of a Ten Commandments monument outside the state capitol building in Oklahoma City, the Temple managed to wrestle permission to erect a 7 ft. statue of Satan next to the Ten Commandments. Since then, the Ten Commandments monument itself was smashed by a man driving his car into it.
Then the Satanic Temple demanded equal treatment by having prayer in public schools to the Devil.
Now the Satanic Temple has obtained approval from Florida’s state capitol for a “holiday” display (see below) — all in the name of equal treatment.

Satanic Temple's 2014 "holiday" display in Tallahassee, Florida

Satanic Temple’s 2014 “holiday” display in Tallahassee, Florida


CBS Miami reports, Dec. 4, 2014, that the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) this week approved a proposed (Christmas) holiday display from the Satanic Temple, which a year ago was rejected because the agency had found its proposal “grossly offensive.”
The Satanic Temple threatened to sue after being rejected last year but never took action. Lucien Greaves, spokesman for the Satanic Temple, said in an email that “the difference seems to be in the fact that this time around we arrived with lawyers.”
Satanic Temple’s approved display will banner the phrase “Happy holidays from the Satanic Temple” atop a diorama of an angel falling into Hell. Inscribed on a card next to the display is this quote from Isaiah 14:12, leaving no doubt that the falling angel is Lucifer:

How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn!

With pseudo piety, Greaves said in the email, “We hope that, this holiday season, everybody can put their religious differences aside and respect that the celebratory spirit of responsible hedonism is available to all.”
The temple’s display, scheduled to be set up on Dec. 22, is one of five displays that got approval to be put up in the first-floor rotunda of the Capitol for the end-of-year “holiday” period, joining nativity scenes and various secular presentations. The state agency also approved a “Happy Winter Solstice” banner from the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and an entry from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster — a group that opposes the introduction of creationism and intelligent design as science in public schools.
Two additional requested displays are pending final approval: a 6-foot stack of empty beer cans to mark the Seinfeld sitcom-created Festivus holiday; and a poster by the American Atheists of Tallahassee which says “Celebrate the true meaning of Xmas” with random words that include “charity,” “family,” “Rockettes,” “hot chocolate,” and “Chinese food”.
The DMS state agency offered no explanation for its approval of the displays. John Tupps, a spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott (R), deferred comment to the department, saying that “DMS makes the rules for the Capitol.”
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H/t FOTM’s CSM and MomOfIV
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Update (Dec. 24, 2014):

On Dec. 23, 2014, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Capitol Police officers arrested Susan Hemeryck, 54, for ripping apart the Satanic Temple holiday display in the lobby of the Florida Capitol. Hemeryck told the officers she was “sorry” but “had to take down the Satanic display” because it was “not right,” and began to rip the display apart. She was then escorted away and placed under arrest. Hemeryck is facing a charge of criminal mischief. She was released on her own recognizance. (Source)
~Eowyn

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Satanic Temple wants prayer in school to the Devil

crucifix repels vampireJust like their father, the Devil, who twists and perverts God’s words, Satanists in America are hell bent on exploiting the Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees for their purpose.

In 2009, the conservative-led Oklahoma state legislature approved a privately funded Ten Commandments monument, which was erected last year outside the state Capitol building.

While atheists and the ACLU oppose the Ten Commandment monument on the grounds of the First Amendment’s misinterpreted “separation of church and state” — a phrase not found in the First Amendment but originates in an 1802 letter by Thomas Jefferson — a group of New York-based devil worshippers who call themselves the Satanic Temple, demand their right to erect a monument to Satan next to the Ten Commandments in the name of “religious parity.”

Below is the Satanic Temple’s proposed 7-foot-tall statue of Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

Baphomet

Now, the Satanic Temple, in the name of “protecting the children,” wants in on the right to pray in school – as long as they can pray to the devil.

Brownie Marie reports for Christianity Today, April 14, 2014, that the devil worshipers say they are fighting for the rights of public school students to learn in a cruelty-free classroom.

In a press release, the Temple declared May 15 as “Protect Children Day” to promote the rights of public school students to learn in a cruelty-free classroom, free of physical and mental abuse.

Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said, “One of the fundamental tenets of The Satanic Temple is personal sovereignty and the inviolability of one’s body and mind. Hitting a child or placing them in solitary confinement goes entirely against our beliefs. We want children to know that they are permitted to pray to Satan in school and that they can even share their religious beliefs with others in accordance with certain guidelines.”

Lucien GreavesGreaves makes the devil’s horns hand-sign (Oops! Excuse me! it’s really the “I love you” sign of deaf-mutes! No, it’s really the Texas Longhorns handsign! Sarc) at a Satanic Temple rally in Tallahassee, on Jan. 25, 2013, in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.

Students are encouraged to register on Satanic Temple’s website, ProtectChildrenProject.com, where they are asked to submit their name, email address, and the name of their school in order to receive “help” from the Temple. The organization sanctimoniously insists that submission does not make one a Temple member, and is open to all denominations.

However, at the same time as ProtectChildrenProject.com provides fact sheets on physical and psychological abuse in schools, also available is a Satanic activity book.

Parents and grandparents, beware!!!!!!!!!

~Eowyn

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Satanists want to build a 7-ft tall statue of Satan next to 10 Commandments

Remember my post of about a month ago, on a group of New York-based devil worshippers who call themselves the Satanic Temple — in the name of “religious parity” — planning to erect a monument to Satan next to the Ten Commandments outside the state capitol building in Oklahoma?
10 commandments monument outside Oklahoma state Capitol
In 2009, the conservative-led Oklahoma state legislature approved a privately funded Ten Commandments monument, which was erected last year outside the state Capitol building. Ever since the approval, opponents have called into question the constitutionality of the monument. The Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking its removal.
Similar requests for other “religious parity” monuments have been made by a Hindu leader in Nevada, an animal rights group and the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
In response, the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission recently placed a moratorium on considering any new requests. “Anybody can still make their request, but we’ll hold off on considering them until the [ACLU] lawsuit is adjudicated,” commission Chairman Trait Thompson said.
Well, the Satanic Temple has chosen a design for their monument.
CBS New York reports from Oklahoma City that yesterday, Jan. 6, 2014, the Satanic Temple unveiled designs for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan. The group hasy submitted its application to the Capitol Preservation Commission, including an artist’s rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

BaphometDesign submitted by Satanic Temple

Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement: “The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond. The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”
The push by The Satanic Temple has rankled elected leaders in this conservative state known as the buckle of the Bible Belt, who say such a proposal would never be approved by the commission.
“I think you’ve got to remember where you are. This is Oklahoma, the middle of the Heartland,” said Rep. Don Armes (R-Faxon). “I think we need to be tolerant of people who think different than us, but this is Oklahoma, and that’s not going to fly here.”
Another Oklahoma legislator, Rep. Earl Sears (R-Bartlesville), called the group’s effort “an insult to the good people of the state. I do not see Satanism as a religion, and they have no place at the state Capitol.”

Lucien GreavesGreaves makes the devil’s horns hand-sign (Oops! Excuse me! it’s really the “I love you” sign of deaf-mutes! No, it’s really the Texas Longhorns handsign! Sarc) at a Satanic Temple rally in Tallahassee, on Jan. 25, 2013, in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.

But Greaves says “We plan on moving forward one way or another” and claims to have raised nearly half of the $20,000 needed to build the monument.
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H/t FOTM’s swampygirl
~Eowyn

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