Christians protest satanic display outside State Capitol

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LANSING, Mich. -- "Jesus is Lord" and "Merry Christmas" were written on poster boards held by two protesters outside of the state capitol. The men held the signs in opposition to a satanic display.

The controversial display has drawn a lot of attention.

FOX 17 first told you about the display called 'snaketivity' last week. The Satanic Temple of Detroit set it up on the capitol's front lawn Dec. 21.

News of the display even caused controversy for legislators last week as they tried to pass a bill on road funding.

Christians worldwide display the nativity scene every year around Christmas time. The nativity depicts Jesus Christ's birth.

Today, protestors who are against the satanic 'snaketivity' display expressed their First Amendment rights as well.

The gentlemen FOX 17 spoke with said once they heard about the evil display, they had to counter the message.

"We've been out here all day to let people know that the reason for the season is Jesus Christ and that when you say 'Merry Christmas', it's Merry Christ-mas, and that's why we're here," Ken Struble of Charlotte said.

Someone also set up a traditional nativity scene on the other side of the capitol lawn in response to the 'snaketivity' display.


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  • m

    I hope someone, anyone, Athiest , Jewish, Satanist, Muslum, etc. protests against the Christian Display. I’m sure it’s offensive to some of them, but they aren’t protesting. This is America people, freedom of speech and religion. It’s up to us to tolerate the beliefs of others.. because otherwise it could be our beliefs that will be protested against. Play nice Christians, or don’t bitch when someone does this to you.

  • Alex

    Ya know, this is good for the satanic church (This got attention to them)… Feel free to protest, that is finet… I do not believe that is evil though… Happy Yuletide, specially if you’re defending christmas… pull the veil out from your eyes and read into christmas a bit more.