I’m really starting to like Lucien Greaves.
Back story: Oklahoma decided to put a 10 commandments monument on the Statehouse lawn. Seeing that the door was open for religious monuments, and noting how the leaders of Oklahoma would never give precedence to one religion over another (just kidding), the Satanist Church applied to put a statue of the Dark Lord dropping wisdom on youngsters next to the 10 commandments.
Pure win. Plans to drop it on the Statehouse lawn are on hold while the ACLU is suing the state over the 10 commandments.
So now to the best part. Of course people are threatening to destroy the statue if it makes its way to the Statehouse (notice no atheists have threatened to so much as sniff at the 10 commandments monument, but Christianity makes people more moral…right?). Lucien Greaves’ message to those people is “bring it”:
Greaves told me he has received numerous threats from people who want to attack the sculpture, but that he “wouldn’t expect these outraged and nearly insensible reactionaries to actually know how to assault a bronze monument without severely hurting themselves in the process.” Still, he’s not taking any chances. The Temple is building a mold of the sculpture so they can pop these things out like evil, terribly expensive action figures whenever they need a new one.
“Depending on our insurance policy,” Greaves said, “we may be able to cast two from the destruction of one, expediting our arrival to the next battleground.”
This man is a tactical genius. I kind of want to buy him a pizza. Lucien Greaves, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org – email me to receive a free delivered pizza.