This stuff just keeps coming this election season. During an interview at Stanford University about his tenure in the House, former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was asked about the 2016 election, specifically Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Needless to say, the Orange Man didn’t hold back:
“Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said of Cruz, according to The Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
The comparison to “Lucifer” brought a reaction from the Satanic Temple, though while they agreed in general with Mr. Boehner about Sen. Cruz, thye objected to comparing him to the Dark Lord.
When asked by the Friendly Atheist, Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves bashed Cruz.
“Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency, and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith,” Greaves responded. “It grows tedious when pedophile priests and loathsome politicians are conveniently dismissed as Satanic, even as they spew biblical verse and prostate themselves before the cross, recruiting the Christian faithful. Satanists will have nothing to do with any of them.”
The Satanic Temple is comprised of non-theistic activists who eschew religion and adhere to a set of humanistic tenets that promote compassion and reason.
No, you just can’t make up this stuff.