Christian Privilege Rears Its Head in Florida

Christian Privilege Rears Its Head in Florida March 23, 2015

Here’s a textbook example of Christian privilege. Remember that woman who tore down the satanic holiday display at the state capitol in Tallahassee, Florida? All charges against her have now been dropped even though she admitted to doing it and is on video doing it.

Susan Hemeryck was arrested just before Christmas after she attempted to remove a display placed by the religious group in the rotunda of the Florida Capitol.

The diorama depicted a Biblical scene with an angel falling into a pit of fire accompanied by the words “Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple.”

Prosecutors with the state attorney’s office cited a lack of evidence that the display was damaged and dropped the charges even after a jury had been selected.

Hemeryck picked up the display and attempted to carry it out of the Capitol before police stopped her Dec. 23 –the day after it was set up.

“The defendant is simply carrying the display,” court records say. “No damages are apparent—it is simply disassembled.”

How is this not still vandalism? She took down a display that had a legal right to be there and that did not belong to her. She admitted to doing it. And she’s still showing absolutely no remorse and making an incredibly stupid argument:

Hemeryck in a statement said “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,” she added. “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.”

As if that were the choice? You acted criminally AND as a devout Catholic. But it’s still a crime. I seriously doubt an atheist dismantling a Christian holiday display would have the charges dropped. And now, of course, we’ll get more of this because even if you get caught doing it, you’ll face no consequences.

"Your argument is "Things exist, therefore God," and you just simply believe that there has ..."

And Yet Another Stupid Atheist Meme
"Oh hell. Just now got back here. Requiescat in pace, Ed, or just feed the ..."

Saying Goodbye for the Last Time
"So many religious comments from muslims and the atheist religion..."

Carson: Islam Not a Religion, but ..."

Browse Our Archives

error: Content is protected !!