Which, I guess, means there really is a Highway to Hell.
“I just want to clean up a highway, please give me a highway to cleanup, and they said fine,” said America Curl, a member of the Satanic Temple. She reached out to the Department of Transportation last summer, and said the process of adopting the road was easy.
Curl filled out an online form, and paid a small fee.
Curl understands there is a stigma surrounding the Temple, especially after their attempts to read the invocation at Phoenix City Council meetings were denied.
“I was a little hesitant, because I understand people know our name, and worry that we’re going to do something crazy, and we’re going to try and turn this into something political,” said Curl.
This isn’t just good publicity. It’s actually an outgrowth of one of the Seven Fundamental Tenets of The Satanic Temple: “One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.” (It’s amazing what good things you can do when your holy list of rules doesn’t waste time with bans on worshiping false idols, working on the Sabbath, or saying bad words.)
It’s telling that many evangelicals, despite the Bible calling on them to be “good stewards” of their God-given planet, still dismiss environmentalism as a “liberal issue.”
Here’s something I never thought I’d say: More Christians ought to be like these Satanists.
(Screenshot via FOX 10)