While we’re a website devoted to metal, that doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally cover things that are indirectly related to metal. Take Satan, for example. Without his influence, Black Sabbath would just be “Sabbath” and metal wouldn’t exist. Neither would Obituary, Immortal, Ghost and countless other bands. At any rate, when asked about Presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz, former house speaker John Boehner said that he wasn’t such a big fan of the guy. In fact, he called him “Lucifer in the flesh.” It turns out that other than Cruz, presumably, others didn’t like the comparison, like the Satanic Temple, for one.
When asked about it by The Friendly Atheist, Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves, who we last wrote about when he was getting a baphomet of Satan erected in Oklahoma, turned the tables, saying that it was Christianity’s fault that the senator was such a bad person:
“Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency, and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith,” Greaves responded. “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.”
Cruz isn’t particularly in a great place. Trump is running away with the nomination, his daughter thinks he’s gross, party’s former house speaker is calling him Satanic and even the Satanists don’t want him.
[The Raw Story, pic via Gawker]