Satanic Group Wants To Put Holiday Display In Florida’s Capitol Rotunda
If the state is to stay religion-neutral and still permit religions to put displays on public property, they can’t deny those who worship Satan.
The Broward-Palm Beach New Times reports that the Florida Department of Management Services banned the Satanic Temple’s holiday display last year because they deemed it “grossly offensive for the holidays.”
Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent a letter to state officials this week telling them they cannot ban the Satanic group from putting up the display.
“Given the manner in which the Department of Management Services rejected the Satanic Temple’s application last year, we remind the Department of its obligations under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution,” theletter reads. “The Department may not, as it did last year, reject the Satanic Temple’s display – even if the Department finds the display to be ‘offensive.’”…
According to the New Times, the Satanic Temple was originally granted a space in the Capitol rotunda to display Lucifer falling from heaven into hell with a Bible verse on the side. The display read, “Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple.”[su_csky_ad]