A museum in Wisconsin is getting lit up like a Christmas tree over its idea of welcoming a display from the Satanic Temple for the sake of diversity and inclusivity for the holiday.
The National Railroad Museum in the Green Bay suburb of Ashwaubenon is featuring 66 Christmas trees on display this year including the tribute to the devil, a tree that has blood-red lights that have been likened to demon eyes, a coiled snake-like figure at the bottom and an ornament with the words “Hail Santa,” an in-your-face variation of “Hail Satan.”
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Next to the demonic tree is a sign depicting Baphomet, the ancient goatlike deity and crediting the Satanic Temple of Wisconsin in a creepy and disturbing blaspheming of the day marking the birth of lord and savior Jesus Christ.
The Satanic Christmas tree drew strong criticism from Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) whose congressional district includes Green Bay and he called the display “offensive” and “cultural propaganda” during a Sunday Fox News appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
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“It’s impossible to overstate how offensive this is to Christians. It would be, in quite a literal sense, the same thing as waving a Hamas flag inside of a synagogue,” the GOP lawmaker said. “It’s just absolutely crazy that we would allow this to happen.”
“Conservatives are often accused of launching a culture war or focusing or fixating on cultural issues. But here is a perfect example of how that’s not what’s happening. What’s happening is we’re just trying to defend basic traditions or defend our children in the midst of these basic traditions, from the encroachment of woke ideology or offensive upside down cultural propaganda,” Gallagher added.
Also featured among the trees is a “Gender Diversity Tree” that Fox News reported, “included pink and blue colored trans flags, and ornaments with sayings such as, ‘Protect Trans Kids.'”
“You also have to think about parents who are now ending up in conversations that they didn’t expect because they were just going to see a bunch of Christmas trees,” said Fox News senior correspondent Alicia Acuna during a discussion of the blasphemous tree on “The Big Sunday Show.”
“We have six Christian-related groups that have trees up this year, but it’s mostly businesses and nonprofit organizations,” Frank said. “We have everything from a tree with hardware on it, a tea tree, we have a Lego tree. It’s a lot of different organizations promoting their business,” said National Railroad Museum CEO Jacqueline Frank, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette.
“If we want to be an inclusive organization, we want to make sure that everybody feels comfortable. Who am I to suddenly say … this thing that is your belief system and outside the mainstream is bad?” Frank asked. “I think there’s a lot to be said of being able to include everybody, to respect everyone and to provide dignity for everybody.”
Gallagher blasted the Museum’s response as “insufficient,” saying how the museum features a screening of the movie “Polar Express” that’s flanked by trains, describing it as a “cool” experience for kids.
“I wouldn’t take my kids to it now. I don’t want them to be surrounded by Satanic trees,” he said.
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