Despite Jesus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and a Festivus Pole in Capitol, Florida Officials Say No to Satanists
This is unbelievable. The Florida State Capitol Building is currently home to a Nativity scene, Festivus Pole, three signs from atheist groups, and an homage to the Flying Spaghetti Monster:
So you would think the everyone-is-welcome mentality would be welcoming of a display from the Satanic Temple as well, right?
Nope. The temple’s display was deemed “grossly offensive”:
Atheist Political Action Committee Endorses First Slate of Candidates… but Will Anyone Pay Attention?
The Freethought Equality Fund, formed back in September, announced yesterday that they would be backing a slate of candidates in next year’s elections, all of whom voice their support for church/state separation and the atheist community at large.
“It’s long past due for our elected officials to stand up and advocate for humanistic values, and we will strongly support candidates that do,” says Freethought Equality Fund Coordinator Bishop McNeill.
The six candidates are all Democrats (no surprise there) and running for both statewide and national offices: