If I’d written the following as a joke, I’d be called a hateful, propaganda-spewing teabagger. Some will call me that anyway, actually, even though this really did happen.
Yes, that’s what they were chanting:
— Josh Rubin (@CNNExpress) July 2, 2013
— LeahFaye (@leahfaye91) July 2, 2013
I don’t have to ask you to imagine how the media would react if a bunch of Tea Partiers started chanting “Hail Satan,” unless you were quite literally born yesterday. It wouldn’t be shrugged off as “just a joke.” We wouldn’t be the “humorless,” “overly literal” ones. Diane Sawyer and Matt Lauer and the rest of them would be Very Very Concerned indeed. The Tea Party: Satan’s Servants?
And you’d definitely see more on Google News about it than this.
(Hat tip: the unstoppable Twitchy.com)
Update: More loveliness from abortion enthusiasts: “I hope your daughter’s raped.”
Update: And even more.
— Ethan Gehrke (@EthanGehrke) July 3, 2013
Courtesy of Mollie Hemingway, who notes: “Never go full Satanist.”
Update: the atlantic lol
Unfortunate to see Satan's name used in such a diabolical manner. Another example of what 'Satanism' doesn't represent. #HailSatan
— UK Church of Satan (@UKChurchofSatan) July 3, 2013