Graffiti on Missouri Church: ‘Hail Satan, He is Sexy!’

MADISON COUNTY • Investigators say they want to know who spray-painted satanic messages on a church near Alton last week.

About 12:45 p.m. Friday, Madison County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Salem Baptist Church at 2001 Seiler Road after the phrases “Hail Satan (he’s sexy)” and “666” were found spray-painted on a church facade.

Shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday, sheriff’s deputies were called to the Woodland Hills subdivision near Alton where the words, “Hail Satan” were found spray-painted on brick pillars at the subdivision’s entrance.

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Are Copycats Giving Satanists a Bad Name?

From the Houston Press/Camilo Smith

God is good, and for some Satan is, too.

Satanists don’t deserve the bad rap they’re getting after the recent news linking accused killers to the Prince of Darkness. The words “satanic ritual murder” or “occult killing” set off alarms in God-fearing people, and that’s probably why prosecutors and the media ran with it.

This hit home when two Harris County teens were charged with capital murder recently in what the Houston Chronicle referred to as an “occult killing.” Other news outlets headlined it “deal with the devil” or “ritual murder.”

“You now have people who are practicing the illusion of the occult,” says Michael Bradley, a Satanist and a regular in Houston’s goth scene. When you hear about people, especially teens, killing in the name of the devil, there’s probably mental illness involved, and an imagination twisted on images from metal music groups and hit movies that teens consume in hopes of scaring the shit out of their parents.

Blaming a supernatural force for causing someone to commit murder is disturbing and sad, and at this point, very unoriginal. Claiming “I did it for the devil,” is no different from people saying they were commanded by angels, God or other voices to commit murder,” says Bradley. “It’s unfortunate that it’s sensationalized,” he said. “The supernatural, the occult, help to relieve people of their responsibility.”

Read the full article in the Houston Press here

Photo Credit: Thawt Hawthje

 

C-Fam: ‘The Devil is Behind the UN’s Letter to the Catholic Church’

In an open letter Austin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute warned that the  Catholic church is being forced to tell people to accept teen sex and abortion and that “only the devil could tell children they have a right to sex and abortion.”

The reason, he said, was a recent UN letter to the Catholic church which called the church to task for its stance on abortion, church teaching on gays and clergy sex abuse.

He concluded, “We are fighting the Evil One himself. For who else could inspire adults to say children have a right to fornication, contraception and abortion? So, pray like there is no tomorrow. ”

Dear Friend,

This happened two days ago and I am still furious that a UN committee has the temerity to tell the Catholic Church that it has to get over its opposition to unmarried teen sex. And contraception. And abortion. And perhaps the most insulting part of this is the committee is called the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

This committee has basically said that children have a right under this treaty to have sex, to use condoms and to get abortions. And that Church opposition to this is a violation of human rights. Here is what we need to do. Tell everyone. Tell everyone we know that this has happened. Tell everyone that the pipsqueaks on a UN committee have told the Church that the Church must fall into line with a UN committee.

This Committee actually told the Church that its teaching on homosexuality has caused violence against the same-sex attracted. The committee told the Church that baby drop-boxes, you know those things where moms in distress can leave their babies and not kill them, are violations of the treaty. Yet the committee says its a human right to kill them.

WE MUST TELL EVERYONE WE KNOW. WE MUST SHOUT THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS. THEY SIMPLY CANNOT GET AWAY WITH THIS.

Here is my solution. Let’s let them hear us. Let’s let them hear us loud and clear. Thousands of us. Hundreds of thousands of us. I want you to sign the Declaration in Support of the Holy See. Already more than 40,000 have signed and more than 4,000 groups have signed. Can we get that number to 100,000? Higher? I bet we can if we work together.

Here is where you sign the Declaration in Support of the Holy See: http://www.defendtheholysee.org

You say you aren’t Catholic? That is not a problem. Read the Declaration. You can see it is written in a way that people of all faiths and all denominations can sign. You are not endorsing the Church or its teachings, only the fact that the Holy See is a voice for the voiceless at the UN.

Go to http://www.defendtheholysee.org and sign your name, from any country in the world! And then, send this message to your mom and dad or your children and all of your friends. Send it to your Church group. Send it everywhere.

WE NEED TO TELL THESE UN COMMITTEES THAT WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!

What will I do with these names? With other pro-life groups, we will present them at UN headquarters in New York and Geneva. We will present them to the Papal Nuncios at the UN in both cities and we will present them in Rome.

What these radicals need a good shaking that only 100,000 people can do. Please sign the Declaration in Support of the Holy See and send this message to everyone you know and even those you don’t!

Finally, I ask for your prayers. We are fighting more than people here. We are fighting the Evil One himself. For who else could inspire adults to say children have a right to fornication, contraception and abortion? So, pray like there is no tomorrow. And get all your friends to sign the Declaration.

Yours sincerely,

Austin Ruse
President/C-FAM
Publisher/Friday Fax

Satan in 2014: Bigger, Badder and More Gay

Between using Miley Cyrus to teach young girls demonic sex rites to trying to outlaw Christianity and murdering God-fearing Christians, 2013 turned out to be a busy year for Satan.  Yet, not to be outdone, during the first weeks of the 2014, Satan has been hard at work, launching a sinister war on America and her youth with the help of the Obamas, pop stars and implanted lies.

Here are three ways 2014 is already turning out to be a bigger, better and gayer year for the Dark Lord (at least according to the Religious Right).

Using the Obamas and Same Sex Marriage to Corrupt the Minds of Innocent Children

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality head Peter LaBarbera says that the Obama’s White House is behind an “evil movement” spearheaded by Satan that “corrupts the minds and the souls of young children.”

During a Jan. 2 interview, he accused the Obama White House of celebrating homosexuality and imposing the evil, marriage equality platform on the nation to destroy American youth.

“The homosexual so-called marriage movement has become a huge platform to corrupt children,” he told Eliason during the VCY show.

He also made it clear that the evil plot comes from Satan and the sinister savant is behind the scenes, orchestrating the gay agenda and convincing people they are really gay or transgender through feelings.

“I’ll tell you what Vic, Satan really works through feelings, doesn’t he?” he said, warning others to avoid those Satanic emotions to an instead embrace an unfeeling, straight life.

“Life is not what you feel,” he advised. “If every married couple acted on their given feelings day-to-day we would have a lot more divorces in this culture, wouldn’t we? Feelings do not determine truth.”

Implanting People Who Are Transgender with Lies

Like LaBarbara, right-wing pastor Bryan Fischer accused Satan of being behind persons who are transgender and their calls for inclusion and acceptance.  For Fischer, however, Satan is not working through feelings, but lies implanted in people to force them to turn away from scriptural truths and the gender God gave them.

On Jan. 16, Fischer explained to his radio audience that persons who are transgender have embraced the lies Satan has implanted in their heads. This confusion forced on them by the Dark Lord makes them reject the “the truth that we find in the Scriptures, that you are either male or female.”

He concluded that persons who are transgender need to simply exorcise the satanic thoughts through prayer and “they will be free of their gender confusion,” and more able to embrace the “scientific facts” of their gender assigned to them by DNA.

Launching Demonic Attack in America Using ‘Witches’ Like Madonna and Nikki Minaj

According to right-winger Rick Wiles a “deadly cabal of Illuminati, Freemasons, and Communists … have infiltrated the U.S. leadership and brainwashed our children.”

The all-out war, as it turns out, has been going on since 2012 when Satan used pop stars to launch his D-Day (Demonic Day) attack.

“2012 started with witches conducting nationally televised occult rituals to announce the D-Day invasion,” Wiles told listeners during a Jan.10 radio broadcast. “I’m referring to the satanic performances of performers such as Nicki Minaj and Madonna on national TV programs in early 2012.”

Wiles also said if you look back, you will see that Satan is now reaping the benefits of the war he started two years ago.

“If you think back to the bizarre way 2012 started, you’ll see the makings of a full-scale military-style demonic attack on the body of Christ in this nation,” Wiles said, pointing out that 2012 also marked the re-election of “America’s illegal President.”

“Nothing like it has ever happened in the history of this country,” he further warned, encouraging America to join in the fight against Satan and sinister forces now in power in America.

Was Satan the Victor When a Snake-Handling Pastor Died from a Bite?

Jamie Coots was a man of devout faith who believed, as part of his worship experience, that he was called to handle poisonous snakes. As crazy as it sounds, snake-handling is an old Appalachian tradition that was born from the hard scrabble and fatalistic lives of the coal miners of the mountains.

Every day, coal miners worked in dank, dark, and dirty conditions where death was an ever-present reality. Living in company houses, working for ‘fake money’ that could only be used in the company store, and a continuous cycle of coal-grimed poverty was the powerless lives of the many of the first snake handlers.

Is it any surprise that they adapted their faith to a practice that helped them feel in control and full of the supernatural power of God?

Coots was well aware he had been handling poisonous and deadly snakes. He had already lost a finger to a previous bite. Yet, on the day he died, he picked up the snakes and risked everything again and when bit, went home to his couch instead of a hospital.

Does this mean Satan won? I don’t think so.  But to Jamie Coots, the devil was certainly real, and something that should not be heeded, even to the pain of death.

Read more about the life and death of Jamie Coots below.

CNN Belief Blog

By Daniel Burke, Belief Blog Co-editor

(CNN) — In the close-knit town of Middlesboro, Kentucky, almost everyone knew what was happening inside the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church including Police Chief Jeff Sharpe.

Despite a Kentucky law that prohibits snake-handling at religious events, Sharpe said he “made a decision not to involve this police department in somebody’s church service.”

“I’m not going to tell you that I didn’t know what was going on. This is a small town,” Sharpe said. “But we’re not going to bust into anybody’s church on Sunday morning.”

The trouble at Full Gospel Tabernacle began on Saturday night, when Pastor Jamie Coots, whose serpent-handling religious rituals made him a reality TV star, died after a rattlesnake sunk its fangs into his right hand.

Coots was a third-generation serpent handler and aspired to one day pass the practice, and his church, on to…

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