Horror-stricken small trickle of Christians observed the Satanic procession in front of the Capitol
On March 6th, the land under the Capitol shuddered. What happened was what the Christians did not expect. Dozens of followers of the Satanic Temple, in black robes, conducted an invocation right on the steps of the Capitol.
Despite the fact that this action terrified extremely conservative Christians, The Satanic Temple did not set such a goal.
“Satanic Temple affiliates, such as Justin Harvey-John Ashby, said their event was about promoting religious plurality. He said he believes satanic beliefs have been misunderstood and viewed as “grossly perverse,” and that their primary values are empathy, reason, bodily autonomy and justice,” reports Nisqually Valley News.
As expected, the Christian community does not recognize competitors and resistance was deployed at the scene. Despite the resonance of the event, there were not very many Christian Protestants, and the only thing they could oppose to “Devilish Power” was a banner with the inscription “Satan has no rights.”
Among the protesters against religious diversity was also a lawmaker State Rep. Matt Shea, a Christian Nationalist best known for his “Biblical Basis for War” manifesto and for proposing the creation of a 51st state just for Christians, reports Friendly Atheist.
Shea, along with other ultra-conservative Christians, prayed in the name of Jesus.