In the morning, a massive Satanic pentagram appeared in a Florida park next to a Nativity scene of Jesus Christ’s birth. The scandal has caused most people to call it “ridiculous” and “offensive.”
The Satanist ritual was planted in Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square next to a beloved nativity scene. Although you’d think that this was a crime, the city granted Preston Smith the necessary permit to display the pentagram.
Learn more about why Florida is allowing the Satanist to defile the peaceful nativity scene at the public park…
Preston Smith is using leaning on his first amendment right in order to display the pentagram which is offending most residents of Florida.
Smith told Local 10: “Love trumps hate. The first amendment must be protected, including the freedom to offend.”
The City of Boca Raton gave Smith permission to put up the pentagram and the Freedom from Religion Foundation provided a Bill of Rights banner that accompanies the pentagram.
Local residents were outraged that Satanism is represented in their local community:
“I think it’s ridiculous. This is Boca Raton and we put up something like this?” resident Jerry Yeager told the TV station.
Another woman tried to keep an open mind but still disagreed with it. “This, to me, can be art, but it’s not in the right setting.”
Another Boca Raton resident, Lauren Esquivel, told the news channel: “We’re in full support of freedom of all religions, so we just thought we would come out and show a little support.”
The overwhelming majority of Florida residents think this pentagram display is horrible.
“Why would someone do that when we have so many people here who have so many different religions, and they’re being disrespectful,” Aeryn Beining a Boca Raton resident said.
Because the display offended Florida residents, vandals came and spray painted over the message.
The FFRF posted the banner that allegedly said: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the Birth of the Unconquered Sun — the TRUE reason for the season. As Americans, let us also honor the birth of our Bill of Rights, which reminds us there can be no freedom OF religion, without freedom FROM religion in government.”
On Wednesday, FFRF said about the vandalism: “Barely a day after it was put up in Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square Park to counter a life-sized nativity scene, the nontheistic organization’s Winter Solstice banner was spray-painted and defaced.”
Besides the words in the banner, the organization had a peaceful image of America’s Founding Fathers with a baby Bill of Rights. “The irreverent graphic depicted Founding Fathers Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington gazing in adoration at a ‘baby’ Bill of Rights.”
After the incident, an interfaith group, which “honors our constitutional rights of freedom of speech and worship” put up a sign discrediting the Satanist display.
Their religious leaders’ signs said: “We are blessed to live in a country that cherishes and protects these rights. The use of satanic symbols is offensive and harmful to our community’s well-being. We find it a shameful and hypocritical way to advocate for freedom from religion.”
Should the man who put up the Satanic display be punished? Or is it his right?
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