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Satanists’ display rejected as ‘grossly offensive’

by John Kennedy | December 19th, 2013

Satanic display rejected as "grossly offensive" by state officials.

Leave it to Satanists to take things a little too far.

The Florida Department of Management Services has denied a request by a Tallahassee-based group called The Satanic Temple to put up a holiday display in the state Capitol Rotunda, alongside a couple presentations by atheists, a Festivus-follower, and more conventional faith-based groups which put up a nativity scene.

The Satanist proposal has been deemed “grossly offensive during the holiday season,” by DMS.

The Capitol is usually home to a Florida red-cedar Christmas tree and a menorah that was in place during Hannukah. But this year, when the American Nativity Scene Committee earned permission for a display, it opened the door for all.

Until the Satanists’ proposal, 14 empty Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans styled as a Festivus pole, a holiday birthed on TV’s old Seinfeld show, may have been the most outrageous idea. Then again, the Flying Spaghetti Monster posed on a chair in the Rotunda also is unique in the Capitol.

“I just have to laugh,” said Pam Olsen, with the Nativity Scene Committee. “If they want to get me mad, it’s not working. I think it’s great because it just brings more attention to Jesus.”




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15 Responses to “Satanists’ display rejected as ‘grossly offensive’”

  1. JustMeee Says:

    Pam Olsen is easily amused, but then again she’s easily entertained by her imaginary guy in the sky scenario also.

  2. JustMeee Says:

    Bit it’s the x-ian-ists who always take things too far!

  3. Randall McMurphy Says:

    Actually both the “dioramas” from the Christians and the Satanists reference material from the SAME book so why is one okay and the other grossly offensive?

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  5. Cranky Yankee Says:

    Yes, in good ol’ boy Flori-duh, they have freedom of religion, unless the Christian officials happen to disagree with your point of view. HYPOCRITES!

  6. OBIWAN Says:

    Same ole song…
    … they ask us to be TOLERANT of…
    … no religion, abortion, euthanasia, drugs, pornography, homosexuality, criminals…

    Then “THEY” demand we all be ‘proudly supportive’, ‘celebrating’, ‘championing’ and ‘legalizing’ …

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    … our religion, family values, children, guns, unalienable rights…

    “THEY” ignore us as demented…

    … a legal Federal Holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus for 150 years!

    Any not wanting it can donate their work time that day to their employer??

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  13. Una Paloma Blanca-ah-AHH Says:

    Sure, let’s exercise free speech with a Satanic display in the State Capital building… at Christmas time !

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    Even low infos see the stupidity.

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