Over 200 faithful Catholics in Florida converged on Boca Raton’s Sanborn Park Square on December 1 to protest a satanic “Christmas” display next to a Catholic Nativity scene. They soon learned to their joy that the display would not be appearing this year as it has for the past two years.
Sponsored by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its Return to Order and America Needs Fatima campaigns, the protest quickly became a “victory and thanksgiving” rally. Jubilant protesters praying the rosary were thrilled to hear that Satan was kicked out of Boca Raton.
For the last two years, a Boca Raton middle school teacher has placed an inverted pentagram display inscribed with satanic slogans in the park. It has triggered widespread protest from Catholics offended by horrendous slogans such as “May the Children Hail Satan.” The school teacher told the media that he had every intention on bring the display back to the park this year.
To challenge this affront to God, the Return to Order campaign collected over 50,000 signatures this year asking that a permit be denied. Local press coverage reported earlier that city officials were resigned to allowing the display since they did not have the legal resources to fight it.
Working with local activists, Return to Order decided to confide in Our Lady’s power over Satan and protest with a rosary rally on the actual site of the display on December 1 when it would have been installed.
As the finishing touches were being put on the rally preparations, news suddenly circulated that the school teacher had “missed” the permit deadline. Satan was defeated.
“This display has been the talk of the town for this upcoming Christmas season,” said activist Willy Guardiola with the local Christian on a Mission group. “After this powerful protest, the city will not be displaying the satanic atrocity.”
The Boca Raton victory rosary rally came after a similar victory on November 4. The Return to Order campaign protested a huge porno-sculpture of a naked female figure that was scheduled to be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for four months. The moral disaster was averted when the National Park Service denied a permit to the sponsoring organization.
These successes show that protests do work. Satan can be kicked out of town if people let their voices be heard.
“Our Lady of Fatima is more powerful than Satan,” said Sergio de Paz of the outspoken Miami-based Cuban exile group Cubanos Desterados. “We just need to be out there to fight for her. She will do the rest!”