Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s poll numbers are disastrous but finally a group of people are rallying behind him and it’s all because of his “his defense of religious liberty,” You’re probably thinking this is a Christian fundamentalist group. No, they are a group Satanists. I’m not making this up. I’m not saying I wouldn’t have been tempted though. This rather explains Scott’s 9 hour voting lines at the polls: He really wanted to put his constituents through hell and he did, that sneaky little
The Daily News reports:
Members of the Satanic Temple are gearing up to rally on behalf of the Republican leader to commend “his defense of religious liberty,” the group said in a news release.
In particular, Satanists say they are impressed by Scott’s support of Senate Bill 98, which allows school districts to draft policies allowing students to read “inspirational messages” at assemblies and sports events.
“The bill is something we felt we could latch onto,” Lucien Greaves, a spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, told the Daily News. “It does allow for an alternative point of view.”
In the release, the group praises the bill, which went into effect July 12, for reaffirming “our American freedom to practice our faith openly, allowing our Satanic children the freedom to pray in school.”
Greaves added the bill, which was slammed by groups like Americans United for Separation of Church and State, helps “alternative, marginalized religions.”
“When it comes to faith-based initiatives, that’s the kind of the thing that gives minority religions access to foundational funding,” he said.
The rally is set to take place on Jan. 25 on the steps of the State Capitol in Tallahassee. Greaves likened the event to a “Satanic coming out.”
Not to worry though! These are nice Satanists:
“We are a compassionate religion, with humanitarian goals,” he added. “We endorse people to pursue happiness so long as it doesn’t intrude on other people’s happiness.”
The Satanists and the Satanic Temple, officially founded in 2012, believe that Satan serves as “God’s proxy” on Earth.
Scott’s office did not immediately return The News’ request for comment. Greaves, however, does not expect him to attend the rally.
Sure he’s not going. Sure. As reported here, the South Florida Tea Party is taking the ‘Tea Party’ out of its name in an attempt to rebrand their movement. I wonder if they are going to attend the rally.