Catholics Reject Satan Monument in Belle Plaine, Minnesota

ral1-e1500319420480 Catholics Reject Satan Monument in Belle Plaine, MinnesotaNearly 300 Catholics braved the noonday heat on Saturday, July 15, to prove that America is still a nation under God at the Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine, Minn., and to protest the nation’s first Satanic Monument to be placed on public property.

 

ral4 Catholics Reject Satan Monument in Belle Plaine, MinnesotaLocals were joined by participants from Wisconsin, Maryland, Kansas, Arkansas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. All united to recite the rosary, sing hymns to the blessed Mother and offer prayers to Saint Michael to counteract the influences of the devil.

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“Satanism isn’t religion,” Jean Weymier, a participant, affirmed, “but the antithesis of religion. There is no room for compromise with Satan.”

ral3 Catholics Reject Satan Monument in Belle Plaine, MinnesotaThose present were met with great support from passersby. As it turned out, the street along which the rally was held was part of a detour. One participant noted “I think I counted at least 500 honks of support from people driving by.”


A good protest is not without opposition. A small band of Satanists sat in the shade nearby in an attempt to counter the influence of the rosary rally. Their presence served to invigorate the prayer warriors and to stand as an excellent reminder of the importance of protesting.

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The original monument that started the debate, depicting a soldier kneeling in front of a cross (affectionately named “Joe” by the locals), was removed before the rally. (Below)  Some citizens of Belle Plaine posted “Joe” in various places to show their support.

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“The presence of Satanists really shows how important the rally is. It gives a face to Satanism,” said Joseph Ritchie, who flew in from Maryland to attend the rally.

The event ended with a procession of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, while participants sang “God Bless America.”

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On the same day, the first round of 22,769 signatures against the Satan monument was delivered to the City Council of Belle Plaine. In addition, a large sign was displayed bearing the names of those donors that generously supported the effort.

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The debate about the Satanic monument is soon to be decided. Some sources say it will not be allowed at the veterans Park. But the fate of the monument is still unknown, God-fearing American’s can still voice their concern to the City of Belle Plaine by signing this petition or by calling the number below (be polite, but firm):

City of Belle Plaine
(952) 873-5553