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INTERVIEW: Satanic Temple’s Lucien Greaves Isn’t Worried About Arrest & Feels “Pretty Good” About Showing Off His Genitalia

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By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Jul 26, 2013
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  • 19 Comments
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      Queerty should be ashamed of itself for printing this interview with an avowed Satanist. How about more articles about accepting Christian denominations? Spread love, not hate.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Well played Lucien, great interview. We’re rooting for you, well all the people with a brain are, you can ignore the cretin above.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans
      RomanHans

      @Andrew: Ridiculous. These people actually sound pretty great to me. Besides, if Queerty only posted articles about loving religions they couldn’t mention Christianity again.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      @Andrew: That has GOT to be the most idiotic comment ever posted on Queerty.. and lord only knows there have been a LOT of idiotic comments posted here.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • onyxsky
      onyxsky

      @Andrew: they are against hate, which is exactly why they protested it. the phelps family is full of hate.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54
      mcflyer54

      “And the punishment fixed for that sin is the death penalty”. According to the bible the punishment for ALL sin is death and, since we’re all sinners, we all die. Ultimately I guess we have to choose the sin for which we’ll die and so I choose homosexuality over the hatred and bigotry the Phelps clan and their followers have embraced. Good for Greaves and for Queerty for printing the interview.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OutnProud
      OutnProud

      Kudos to you Lucien. You came off intelligent, eloquent, sound minded, and rational. More then the WBC people ever could

      Jul 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mikehipp
      mikehipp

      Fuck you and the horse you rode in on Andrew (on comment No. 1). Gay people don’t owe you a god damned thing, we don’t owe your religion a god damned thing either. And btw, there is no god and there is no satan so get over yourself and lighten up. The whole thing was a play on what those idiots out in Utah do.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Randy
      Randy

      I believe in neither Christianity nor Satanism. What this man did is far, far less disrespectful to the families of the dead than the actions of the Phelps clan.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meryl
      Meryl

      @Andrew: Satanism isn’t about hate at all. Please do some research before making unfounded claims.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jmmartin
      jmmartin

      @Andrew: How theocratic of you to thwart the freedom of speech just because you worship a different deity! The Devil is the god of those one personally dislikes. Anton LaVey, the father of modern Satanism uttered “the Word of the Aeon” in the Sixties: “Indulgence.” It would seem to me that Satanism is much more viable religion than Christianity for gays, lesbians, and trans people. Your religion preaches just so many “Shalt Not’s” and, in its original form (Judaism) mandates death by stoning for the sexual minorities. Although I personally think Satanism a rather naive form of dualistic superstition, I support its adherents’ attempts to self-realize themselves as the persons they were meant to be, not what the Christian Priesthood (all sects, not just Romans) insist that they be. The one leads to freedom and full equality of the sexual vehicle; the other to closeted adherence to tired old morality that was all right for the 4th or 5th century BCE, but irrelevant for today. I applaud this young man’s effort to counterbalance the negativity of the phoney “Reverend” Phred Phelps, America’s No. One Bigot.

      Jul 27, 2013 at 1:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie in Charge
      Charlie in Charge

      Well done Lucien, I wish you great success and protection from the misguided law enforcement in this.

      Jul 27, 2013 at 3:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cyn
      Cyn

      This is disgraceful. I do not believe you counter the asshattery of Westboro by stooping to such offensive levels. And that was the intent, to offend. Pagans have a hard enough time without these idiots out there being juvenile jerks to attention grab. And this was straight out of middle school.

      Jul 27, 2013 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • craigers
      craigers

      @Andrew: you’re an idiot… and this comes from a Christian so don’t even go there.

      Jul 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @Andrew: Printing an interview with a Satanist does not = hating on Christians. What about accepting all religions, including those with which you disagree? Besides, Satanists have been a whole lot kinder to LGBT people than Christians ever have. We don’t owe Christians anything. Quite the opposite, in fact.

      Further, it is obvious that you know absolutely nothing about Satanism. Satanists are atheistic in belief. They don’t worship any devil, nor do they believe in god, satan, heaven, hell, or anything else. They are atheists with a flair for the dramatic and who like ritual. Look up Anton LaVey, Founder of the Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible.

      Jul 27, 2013 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54
      mcflyer54

      @Andrew: Apparently you believe that the only articles and information Queerty should publish are those with which you agree. How about you starting your own blog and just publish all the pleasantries and happy talk you want. Your vision of the real world is astonishingly naive and all the “bad guys” won’t simply go away because people like you ignore them. I don’t hate Christians or Satanists – there are good and bad followers from both but pretending that this event didn’t happen and not reporting about it would be totally irresponsible.

      Jul 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GymJockTX
      GymJockTX

      @Andrew: Unfortunately, Andrew, your comment is not entirely justified, seeing as how many avowed “Christians” these days are ED’s–Evangelical Dumbf**ks–who spread hatred, ignorance and intolerance, especially towards people of my tribe, i.e., the LGBT community.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GymJockTX
      GymJockTX

      @craigers: LOL. Just sayin.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CleJoke
      CleJoke

      REJOICE! REJOICE!
      For today is the day for Fred Phelp’s pink mass.

      I hope everyone loses their mind and goes off on this one.

      Mar 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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