It’s Satan weekend here. I’m Canadian and for Thanksgiving weekend I’m giving thanks that I live in a country where I’m allowed to do this. A few stories worth throwing together came around over the past few weeks and I felt like doing a thing, which brings me to the second news story: Satanists expose Christian hypocrisy:
The article is about politically minded satanists and the Christians in Oklahoma who might take issue with people who demand to have the same rights Jesus lovers seem to get automatically just by being Jesus lovers.
The idea of a Satanic monument sitting on government property in Oklahoma—which is like the Bible Belt’s Bible Belt—seems a bit far-fetched, but Greaves says that “there has been quite a bit of discussion among legal scholars who recognize how difficult it would actually be for Oklahoma to turn us down… Constitutional law is quite clear on this issue: The state can’t discriminate against viewpoints. If they’ve opened the door for one, they’ve opened it for all.”
A sign advertising the ten commandments went up on the lawn of the Oklahoma State House and the Satanists want to make the point that letting that sign be on government property is tantamount to claiming there is a state religion and that religion is Christianity.
I’ll have to check back to see how this goes.