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Hero Michael Cassidy arrested for seperating a fake church from State

DES MOINES, Iowa (WLBT) – Michael Cassidy, who ran to unseat Rep. Michael Guest of Mississippi’s 3rd District in 2022′s Republican primary election, was arrested after vandalizing a Satanic display “beyond repair.”

We here at Good Shepherd Media want to thank Michael Cassidy, who not only served our country, ran for political office…. he also knows right from wrong and beheaded that evil statue. OUR STATES DO HANG CROSS OR DAVID STARS so why is it that the EVIL people get to put a symbol of evil in our Iowa’s State Capital? Seperate Church and State! Is the claim of why we cannot have Christian crosses, prayers and David Stars in our goverment buildings!

A former congressional candidate from Mississippi charged with vandalizing the Satanic Temple of Iowa’s display depicting the pagan idol Baphomet at the Iowa State Capitol says he “saw this blasphemous statue and was outraged.”

“My conscience is held captive to the word of God, not to bureaucratic decree,” Michael Cassidy of Lauderdale, Mississippi, told conservative website The Sentinel. “And so I acted.”

Cassidy, 35, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Thursday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Conviction could carry a sentence of one year in prison and a $2,560 fine.

The Satanic Temple of Iowa had announced on Facebook its display had been “destroyed beyond repair.”

The installation, permitted under state rules allowing religious displays in the building during the holidays, has been debated and criticized by Iowa and national politicians. Presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis on Tuesday joined a chorus of Republicans calling for its removal. Others in the GOP said that, though it is offensive, it is a protected form of free speech. but these dumb idiots since they want to quote the constitution to protect some fake evil church than they should also remember to keep church and state seperate and get that bogus statue out of goverment offices.

If we can’t have our Christian crosses and David Star and Minorah in the capitals and pray before we start proceedings than we should not entertain fake religions with fake Gods and keep church and state seperate, even if it is a fake church! 

Gov. Kim Reynolds called the display “objectionable” and called for Iowans to pray in response.

More:Satanic Temple says part of display in Iowa Capitol ‘destroyed beyond repair’

Crowdfunding campaign for man charged in vandalism reportedly raises $20,000

The Sentinel said it launched a crowdfunding campaign for Cassidy’s legal fund, which quickly raised its target of $20,000. Donors included conservative campaign group Turning Point USA, which gave $10,000. DeSantis said on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, that he also would contribute.

Also in a post on X, Cassidy thanked people for their support. He said the campaign raised enough money “in just a couple hours.”

But later on Friday, he returned to X, saying he had reopened the fund.

“I’ve been notified of more potential legal charges unfortunately, so I’ve opened the legal fund donation back up,” he wrote, promising that “all donations in excess of what is directly related to my defense shall be donated to a Christian legal fund.”

Donations by 4 p.m. had reached almost $40,000.

Sgt. Alex Dinkla, a spokesman for the Iowa State Patrol, declined to comment on whether Cassidy could face additional charges.

The solicitation for donations on GiveSendGo, the contribution platform, said Cassidy “tore down and beheaded a Satanist altar erected in the Iowa State Capitol.” It said he “pushed over and decapitated this Satanic statue before he discarded the head in a trash can.”

“Out of the millions of Christians in this nation, Cassidy was the first to act in bravery and conviction,” it said. “He was not willing to see God reviled, especially in a building where lawmakers are supposed to honor Jesus Christ as King and look to his law for wisdom as they legislate with justice and righteousness.”

The Sentinel quoted Cassidy in an interview as saying he destroyed the display to “awaken Christians to the anti-Christian acts promoted by our government.” The article said Cassidy surrendered to police officers after the vandalism.

“The world may tell Christians to submissively accept the legitimization of Satan, but none of the founders would have considered government sanction of Satanic altars inside Capitol buildings as protected by the First Amendment,” Cassidy said. “Anti-Christian values have steadily been mainstreamed more and more in recent decades, and Christians have largely acted like the proverbial frog in the boiling pot of water.”

Cassidy, in a separate X posting, defended the attack and criticized those who, while saying they found the display offensive, took the position that it was permitted as an exercise of free speech protected by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

“To Christians who defend Satanic altars when they speak with their church, family, friends, coworkers, or on @X: Would you use the same argument if you were speaking with God? Think on that,” he wrote.

Contacted by the Des Moines Register on Friday, he said he would answer emailed questions, but later said he was too busy. It was not clear whether he was still in Iowa.