The Satanic Temple of Florida appreciates Governor Rick Scott and his idea of religious freedom so much so that they are gathering with fellow Satanists on the steps of the Governor's office this January 25th-- presumably for an upside down cross vigil in support of Governor Rick Scott and his inspiring defense of "religious liberty," especially for Satan.
In a statement released by the Satan People, they explain their support,
via Raw Story:
“The Satanic Temple embraces the free expression of religion, and Satanists are happy to show their support of Rick Scott who–particularly with [Senate Bill] 98–has reaffirmed our American freedom to practice our faith openly, allowing our Satanic children the freedom to pray in school."
This all comes from SB 98-- a bill Governor Scott signed into law in July of 2012-- a bill that "allows for inspirational messages by students at non-compulsory school events," and the Florida Satanist Temple believes this will directly benefit their numbers and overriding message of hope and Satan. About 1.2 percent of Americans are religious and do not identify as Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim or Hindu. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life,
"approximately 1.2 percent of Americans are religious and do not identify as Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim or Hindu. The majority of this group is identified as “Unitarians and other liberal faiths."
They've got hearts and minds to recruit!
When he signed the bill, Governor Scott tweeted:
"Please share" and "Praise God."
No word on whether or not Rick Scott will show up to the rally, but I'm told his thoughts and prayers go out to Satan.