A Florida school teacher is planning on setting up a Satanic display that specifically calls children to “Hail Satan" next to a Christmas display in December.
Preston Smith, a middle school language arts teacher, said he intends to erect a 6-foot-tall metal pentagram that weighs 300-pounds which features the captions: “In Satan We Trust,” “One Nation under Antichrist” and “May the Children Hail Satan.”
“We can’t say no to this, as offensive as it is. Our lawyers said whatever you do, don’t do that. Because it will be an expensive lawsuit,” said Jeremy Rodgers, Boca Raton Deputy Mayor, told CBS 12 on Tuesday.
Pastor Mark Boykin, Senior Pastor at Church of All Nations, said he will not sit by and watch someone promote evil during a time that is sacred to Christians.
“It’s evil, it’s the essence of evil. I will take the responsibility for taking the sledgehammer and knocking it down,” Boykin said.
The same teacher pulled this stunt last year when he erected the pentagram near a nativity scene of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
“Smith says he’s never experienced this level of hatred from supposedly religious folks who preach love, tolerance and acceptance,” CBS 12 added.
A man who appears to be the same Preston Smith led an atheist invocation over a Lake Worth City Commission meeting in 2014 — several officials left the room as Smith offered what appeared to be an open mockery of religion.