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Christian Who Tore Down Satanic Idol in State Capitol Charged with Hate Crime

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2024

Prosecutors in Iowa have charged a Christian military veteran with a hate crime after he vandalized a satanic statue that was placed in the state’s Capitol last month in Des Moines. Michael Cassidy beheaded the statue on Dec. 14 after it had been placed in the building by the Satanic Temple before the holidays. He discarded the head in a nearby trash receptacle. State law permitted the blasphemous symbol in the building because the satanic group identifies as a religious organization. Cassidy admitted that he destroyed the group’s statue and...

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