You got the wrong guy!
When former House Speaker John Boehner called Sen. Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” he not only managed to rile up some supporters of the Texas Republican, but totally ticked off some actual satanists.
Although the Satanic Temple agrees with Boehner’s assessment that Cruz is a “miserable son of a bitch,” it draws the line on calling him the devil.
Patheos asked Doug Mesner, known professionally as Lucien Greaves, the spokesman and co-founder of the Satanic Temple, to respond to Boehner’s remarks.
“Boehner’s comment is illustrative of how well past time it is to adjust our mythologies to reflect our realities. Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency, and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith,” Greaves said.