A Satanic display will not be joining a Festivus pole made from beer cans, an office desk chair representing the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and a nativity scene at the Florida State Capitol building.
The Florida Department of Management Services on Wednesday rejected an application to give floor space at the Capitol building to the New York-based Satanic Temple.
“The department’s position is that your proposed display is grossly offensive during the holiday season,” DMS Administrative Assistant Sherrie K. Routt told the group...
The 5-foot-by-5-foot poster the Satanists hoped to display showed an angel falling into hell along with a message reading, “Happy holidays from the Satanic Temple.”
This is a perfect example of why the government shouldn't allow any sort of religious displays on public property, because once you open that space to one point of view, you open it to all points of view, be they "joke" religions like Pastafarianism, holidays like Festivus, or beliefs like Satanism.
If for example, a government body allowed a Wiccan group to erect a display on public property for Beltane, then they couldn't stop a Christian, or any other group from also putting up a display. I can't think of anything that's more of a "counterpoint" to a Nativity scene than a display from a Satanist group.
If they choose to sue, I'm pretty sure they'd win.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday assured children viewing her program that both Jesus Christ and Santa Claus were white men even though some liberals were trying to make them black.
Fox, reporting what's really important! I'll add that Santa, at least in his current configuration is a totally fictional character. I'll also add that there is scant evidence for a historical Jesus as well, and even if such a person did exist, it is unlikely he looked like a European.
Christianists lose in their efforts to force a municipality to allow them to set up a nativity on public property.
City Council voted to ban all private, unattended displays in city parks. The city cited other reasons for the prohibition, including damage to the park's turf and some residents' statements that they would prefer unobstructed ocean views to seasonal displays.
Of course, that doesn't really mean "no nativity scene." the display can still be erected on private property. Perhaps the front lawn of a church would be a good place to start?
We went to Hershey last week to see the show, so we made a stop at Chocolate World.
I have a sneaking suspicion that the Frothling was standing next to Mr. Hankey's cousin.
When was the last time you saw a motel room key that was an actual key?? Lodging was tight as it was the middle of the tourist season, and this motel's rooms were small and threadbare, but the room was clean, relativly inexpensive, and the staff was quite friendly.
The show was at the Hershey Theatre. Before things got started, there were videos shown on a screen over the stage. The Frothling thought that WAS the show, and she was perfectly happy. Then the lights went down, the Ringmaster came out onto stage, aaaaannnnnnddddd.....
The Wiggles drove out in The Big Red Car. The Frothling's eyes got as wide as saucers, her jaw dropped, and she turned to me and exclaimed, "Its the Wiggles Daddy! Its really THEM!"
The crowd was well behaved, the show only marred when a mob of toddlers rushed the stage, tore off their pullups and threw them, with their room keys attached, at Anthony. Luckily for me, The Frothling was able to restrain herself.
I brought my Nikon Coolpix, and it was very tough to get decent pictures in a darkened theatre with it. In hindsight, I should have brought my D50. Highlight of the night for The Frothling was when she got to meet Jeff and shake his hand. He's her favorite Wiggle because "he always is asleep." Unfortunatly, I did not get a picture of the moment.