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When former House Speaker John Boehner called Sen. Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” he not only managed to rile up some supporters of the Texas Republican, but totally ticked off some actual satanists.
Although the Satanic Temple agrees with Boehner’s assessment that Cruz is a “miserable son of a bitch,” it draws the line on calling him the devil.
Patheos asked Doug Mesner, known professionally as Lucien Greaves, the spokesman and co-founder of the Satanic Temple, to respond to Boehner’s remarks.
“Boehner’s comment is illustrative of how well past time it is to adjust our mythologies to reflect our realities. Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency, and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith,” Greaves said.
“It grows tedious when pedophile priests and loathsome politicians are conveniently dismissed as Satanic, even as they spew biblical verse and prostrate themselves before the cross, recruiting the Christian faithful. Satanists will have nothing to do with any of them.”
Thursday night, fellow Republican Sen. Mike Lee excoriated Boehner‘s assessment of Cruz, but added that it illustrated that Cruz was the only true conservative that would fight the Washington, D.C. establishment.
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