On December 22, 2018, a group of Catholics gathered in front of the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing to pray the rosary. They carried a banner saying: “Praying the Rosary, to keep Christ in Christmas. Merry Christmas!” The group was there to offer an act of reparation to God for the Satanist display on the Capitol lawn. The rally was organized by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its Return to Order campaign.
According to the “mlive” news service, the West Michigan Friends of the Satanic Temple put up the display titled “The Star of Reconciliation.” The major feature was a bust of Baphomet, a demonic horned goat that is frequently seen in Satanic iconography. A five pointed star appears on the goat’s forehead between the horns.
The display replaced one sponsored by The Satanic Temple of Detroit from 2014-2016. The exhibit was called “Snaketivity,” an apparent combination of the words snake and nativity. In the display, a big plastic snake was wrapped an arm grasping an apple. A nearby sign said, “The Greatest Gift is Knowledge.”
In response to the original display in 2014, State Senator Rick Jones has sponsored a traditional Nativity scene on the Capitol grounds.
Before the rally, one of the protesters spoke with a woman from the sponsoring Satanic group asking about the meaning of such horrible monument.
At first, the woman said the display represented the freedom of expression for everybody. However, she then continued, “Look, there are two gods. Your God separates good and evil. He praises the good ones and punishes the bad ones. Our god punishes equally everybody.” Finally, she admitted that she believes that she will meet the devil in Hell.
Satanic displays are growing in number. Since 2009, the American TFP has fought against Satanism in film, schools, and public displays in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Texas. As this assault on the Faith grows, the only way to stop it is for the public to fight back peacefully and legally. May Our Lady, terror of the demons, help us. Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.