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Fla. rejects request to install Satanic display
Friday - 12/20/2013, 1:46am EST
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Officials overseeing holiday displays at the Florida Capitol have allowed a Nativity scene, a Festivus pole and even a chair holding fake pasta with eyeballs and an accompanying "provHerb" from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
But they are drawing the line with Satan.
The Department of Management Services emailed The Satanic Temple on Wednesday, telling the group its proposed display of an angel falling from heaven into an open fire was "grossly offensive."
Co-founder Lucien Greaves says the group asked what was offensive, acknowledging they might be willing to alter the display, but they didn't get a response Thursday.
Several groups have been allowed to put up displays in the Statehouse rotunda because the area is considered to be a public forum.
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