Conservative ‘Christian’ Woman Vandalizes Satanic Temple Holiday Display In Florida

A female Grinch in Florida has been arrested for trying to destroy the Satanic Temple Christmas display that they fought so hard to place on Capitol grounds.

On Tuesday morning, a woman wearing a “Catholic Warrior” t-shirt strolled up to a pair of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Capitol Police officers and said “sorry, but I have to take this down.”

And then, Susan Hemeryck preceeded to try and do just that. The Satanic Temple display, which features an angel being thrown from heaven into hell as a depiction of Satan’s fall from grace, now has no angel because Hemeryck ripped it from the line holding it in place. She was then arrested for vandalism.

When asked why she committed the crime, Hemeryck explained “it’s just wrong, when you remove baby Jesus two days before Christmas and put Satan in his place? I was there at the right time and the right moment and I needed to take a stand against Satan.”

But the Satanic Temple display didn’t replace baby Jesus at all. It stood alongside Christian Nativity scenes and a Festivus pole. Hemeryck, however, only regrets that she didn’t destroy the entire display.

“I just yanked that little devil off the fishing line,” she said. “I should have just done a better job and finished it off for good.”

Hemeryck is a prime example of a conservative “Christian” who hates freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Blinded by hate, she failed to notice the Nativity scenes on the Capitol grounds and targeted the Satanic Temple display for destruction. She blatantly ignored the value of tolerance that is taught by the very Bible she supposedly reads in an effort to insult non-Christians.

Director of American Atheists John Porgal expressed his disappointment at what happened when he arrived to find the angel separated from the display it belonged to. “The angel is dead,” he told ABC. “We’ve been tolerant of their display. We didn’t like it, but we tolerated it. You see what they did to our display.”

Conservative “Christians” everywhere should be ashamed of what Hemeryck did, but they are more than likely praising her as their newest hero because in their minds, the only citizens of America who are protected by the Constitution are themselves.

Rather than repair the damage, Porgal says the display will remain as is to teach people “what the religious right’s idea of tolerance is.”

Once again, conservative “Christians” are completely losing their shit over Christmas displays they don’t like. Conservatives in one Ohio town are currently threatening legal action against a man if he doesn’t remove the zombie themed Nativity scene he constructed on his lawn. And that’s a display on his own private property. This incident of intolerance in Florida is because of a display on public grounds. Of course, incidents like these wouldn’t be happening at all if Republicans would simply obey separation of church and state and ban all religious displays from being constructed on state and federal property. The only reason why the Satanic Temple has fought to erect their own religious display is precisely because red states like Florida are making an effort to openly endorse Christianity, which again is a violation of Constitutional law.

Whether they like it or not, Hemeryck’s despicable actions now stand as a symbol for the hatred conservative “Christians” have been preaching for decades. Hopefully, they will refrain from escalating this un-Christian behavior. Because right now, it looks like the atheists and the Satanists are more Christ-like than the Christians who claim to worship him.

Featured Image of Susan Hemeryck courtesy of the Tallahassee Democrat.