Some Satanists Are Offended That Boehner Compared Lucifer to Ted Cruz

book of satanFormer Speaker John Boehner called Ted Cru “Lucifer in the flesh” this week, and it turns out actual followers of Lucifer were outraged by that.

Boehner went on an amazing tirade against Cruz, dropping the Lucifer line and calling him a “miserable son of a bitch.”

Actual Satanists were not pleased at all. Lucian Greaves, a spokesman for and co-founder of the Satanic Temple, explained why to Slate:

Writing off a highly Christian character like Ted as “Lucifer incarnate” reaffirms the idea that Christianity can do no wrong. But Christians can’t just push Cruz off on Satanists. We don’t fucking want him…

Satan speaks clearly to our deeply held beliefs as the opposition, the rebel against tyranny. That, to us, is what Satan represents. So it’s not that we worship evil or cruelty or would look fondly upon a disgusting shithead like Ted Cruz.

And the high priest of the Church of Satan released a statement saying it’s unfair to tie the “heroic” Lucifer to Cruz:

Having a conservative Christian likened to Lucifer — one who opposes equal rights for same sex couples and promotes the ability to deny services to any with different values — we Satanists see as besmirching the positive, heroic aspects of that character as portrayed by Milton in his epic Paradise Lost.

No word on whether any of the other candidates running is Satan incarnate…

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