Earlier today, The Satanic Temple’s display in the Florida State Capitol Building was vandalized.
Now we know a little more about who did it:
Susan Hemeryck, 54, tried to remove the display Tuesday, and when the Capitol Police told her she couldn’t, she began ripping it apart. She was arrested and charged with criminal mischief.
“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,” said Hemeryck, who said she was wearing a shirt that said “Catholic Warrior” when she arrived at the Capitol. “I was there at the right time and the right moment, and I needed to take a stand against Satan.”
Umm… there’s a baby Jesus near the display. There’s an entire Nativity scene, actually.
I’m curious if she’ll be charged with a hate crime; it seems like that would be the case if an “atheist warrior” destroyed the Christian display.
Hemeryck, according to other reports, is a Tea Party activist in the state.
There are no plans at the moment to resurrect the Satanic display.
(Thanks to Scott for the link)