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Christian conservatives outraged as man who toppled 'Satanic' statue in Iowa charged with hate crime

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2024
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A Mississippi man who destroyed a “Satanic” statue in the Iowa Capitol last year has been charged with a hate crime, stirring outrage among Christian conservatives. Michael Cassidy, a former congressional candidate, vandalized beyond repair a statue of the pagan idol Baphomet on Dec. 14 that had been set up by the Satanic Temple of Iowa. Despite the statue being placed alongside other religious displays and in accordance with state law, critics argued that the Satanic Temple should be exempt from such religious liberties. While Cassidy was initially charged with...

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