Tough To Pick Sides On This One: MS Police Threaten Satanic Group That Protested Westboro Baptist Church

Published on July 23, 2013

Police are preparing to arrest members of a Satanic organization who held a protest ritual earlier this month at a Meridian, Miss., graveyard.

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The controversial ritual, called a “pink mass,” was carried out by New York-based organization The Satanic Temple and involved gay couples kissing over the grave of Catherine Johnston, the mother of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps. The ritual,  held at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian, Miss., was intended to “turn”  Johnston gay for all eternity.

But now cemetery owner Bill Arlinghaus is looking to press charges, and Meridian police say they are currently putting together affidavits and warrants in preparation for an imminent arrest of those who performed the ritual, local ABC affiliate WTOK-TV reports.
Meridian Police Department Capt. Dean Harper told the station that  the charges being considered are trespassing, indecent exposure and  malicious mischief. The indecent exposure charge is likely related to  Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves laying of his penis on Johnston’s grave.

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