Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shows no sympathy for devil, associating this widely misunderstood mythological creature with Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz:
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 29, 2016
There isn’t actually a Satan (as most Satanists already know) but if there were one, he would surely know better than to affiliate with Ted Cruz. The Satanic Temple is predictably mortified:
Is Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’? We asked a Satanist.https://t.co/wzTWGB7sab
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) April 28, 2016
And who can blame them, really? Cruz is what happens when you take the teachings of the New Testament and strip out all the empathetic impulses and noble moral ideals which Jefferson kept in. Christians shouldn’t claim him, much less the more ethical Satanists.