Sadly, this isn’t even close to the worst thing anyone will hear this week.
According to CBS12.com, the online presence of CBS 12 News out of West Palm Beach, Florida, a middle school teacher in that state is making plans to put up a display of Satan in a local park this Christmas.
Preston Smith is a teacher of language arts at Boca Raton Community Middle School. He’s also an “atheistic Satanist,” according to CBS 12.
It is Smith’s announced intention to build a giant metal pentagram in Sanborn Square, designed to go along with his other display, a “Freedom from Religion Nativity Scene.”
The president of the school’s PTA, Kim Bremer, wants Smith gone.
“A teacher we entrust our children with should not be putting a sign like this anywhere,” she said.
The 300-pound pentagram is also going to be captioned with the phrases, “One Nation Under Antichrist,” “May The Children Hail Satan,” and “In Satan We Trust.”
A local clergyman, Pastor Mark Boykin at Church of All Nations in Boca Raton, says if Smith puts it up, he’s going to tear it asunder.
“I think this is reprehensible,” Boykin said to CBS 12 while holding the sledgehammer he’s evidently planning to use to lay waste to the structure. “I think it’s an insult to our city.”
Boykin added that the display represents “the essence of evil.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr.