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'Satanic' holiday display at Michigan State Capitol

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'Satanic' holiday display at Capitol; Satanic group to bring holiday display to Lansing A Satanist group announced it will display a “Snaketivity” scene featuring a snake wrapped around a Satanic cross. “The snake kind of represents the myth of human enlightenment, and curiosity, and you know, a real liberation of the human spirit and minds,” said Jex Blackmore, director of the Detroit chapter of The Satanic Temple. John Truscott of the Michigan State Capitol Commission says there was really nothing they could do to stop it. “The Constitution’s First Amendment rights do protect free speech, so that would be allowed,” Truscott said. “Personally, I'm so opposed to this,” he added. Truscott said earlier plans for a Christian nativity scene fell through when the person who wanted to put it up couldn't find anyone to break it down each night. Capitol rules don't allow permanent displays. Full story at WXYZ: http://www.wxyz.com/news/satanic-group-to-bring-holiday-display-to-lansing