Florida Prosecutors Drop Vandalism Charges Against Woman Because She’s A Christian

A Florida woman describing herself as a “Catholic Warrior” escaped prosecution for destroying a Satanic Christmas display after the state dropped charges against her, citing lack of evidence.

Back in December, Susan Hemeryck walked into the state capitol Christmas display area, pre-apologized to two Florida Department of Law Enforcement Capitol Police officers, and then proceeded to vandalize a display erected by the Satanic Temple featuring the angel Lucifer being cast down from the heavens into hell.

But Hemeryck, like most intolerant conservative “Christians,” couldn’t handle the biblically-correct scene so she actively sought to destroy it. However, even though she is caught on camera handling the display, was caught red-handed by law enforcement officers, and freely admitted to the Associated Press that she “yanked that little devil off the fishing line” and “should have just done a better job and finished it off for good,” state prosecutors decided not to pursue the case.

As part of her defense, Hemeryck’s attorney accused the state of “basically putting an attack on Christians,” and prosecutors apparently backed down afterwards. Their lame excuse? Lack of evidence.

“The defendant is simply carrying the display,” prosecutors said in a statement. “No damages are apparent — it is simply disassembled.”

Yeah, tell that to the the Satanic Temple and all of the organizations and people who fought so hard to place the display on state grounds to symbolize true freedom of religion and religious tolerance.

Hemeryck even had the nerve to gloat about her actions and brag about getting away with it.

“I am very grateful to God for giving me the grace to take a stand against Satan and those who invoke his name even if they do not fully know what they are doing. I was not afraid of going to trial. I wanted the jury to know that I did not act criminally as wrongly portrayed, but a devout Catholic following the Church’s teaching for non-violent and peaceful opposition of evil.”

The bottom line is that Florida prosecutors dropped the charges because Hemeryck is a “Christian,” pure and simple. It wouldn’t have mattered how much evidence they had against her, she was never going to be punished for her unlawful actions. If an atheist had vandalized a Christian display, prosecutors would have sought the maximum punishment, but because Hemeryck is a “Christian” who vandalized a non-Christian display, she gets to walk free without facing any consequences at all. That’s a miscarriage of justice that proves without a shadow of a doubt that the judicial system treats conservative “Christians” differently from the way they do people who practice other religious beliefs or none at all, which is blatantly unconstitutional.

All Florida prosecutors did is open the door for conservative “Christians” to invoke religious persecution to get away with every illegal action they take to discriminate against people who practice other faiths.