As Christmas approaches, religious rivalry is revving up in Michigan, where the Satanic Temple has put up a controversial display at the Capitol. Christians have followed suit, erecting their own, competing scene.
The Detroit branch of the Satanic Temple has put up what they call a “Snaketivity Scene,” in which a snake offers a book titled, “Revolt of the Angels” as a gift. The snake is also wrapped around the Satanic cross.
Despite its name, the group says it doesn’t idolize Satan, but instead tries to attract people’s attention to individuality, compassion and views that differ from Christian and conservative beliefs, the organization’s spokeswoman, Jex Blackmore, told the local Lansing State Journal.