Ted Cruz is so despised that even Satanists are insulted by John Boehner’s comparison of Cruz to Lucifer.
HuffPost talked to Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves for his reaction to Boehner’s Cruz/Satan comparison:
It is past time we stop blaming the activities of the upholders of the Christian faith on a Satanic philosophy. Boehner is trying to convey that if it is bad and he disagrees with it, it is of Satan and Lucifer, and if it is of good, it is of Christ. That is what is problematic with the Christian ideology.
I don’t think Boehner is necessarily saying that he actually thinks Cruz is a Satanist because I just don’t think he is thinking that hard about the issues. These are simple-minded people. Our situation in U.S. politics is much worse than you can imagine.
I think he [Cruz] is a real disaster. I think he is possibly one of the worst. I think we have been on a race to the bottom for a long time now, and you keep thinking it can’t get worse and people would wise up after a clown like [Sarah] Palin or George Bush. But then you see people lining up around Ted Cruz.
We can now add Satanists to the list of Americans who think Ted Cruz is a jerk and want nothing to do with him. Ted Cruz has pulled off a miracle. He has unified many Christians and Satanists against him.
It is easy to see what people of all and no faiths would be troubled by Cruz. Sen. Cruz panders to an extremist conservative version of right-wing Christianity. What makes Cruz more dangerous than any Republican not named Trump is that he was caught on tape admitting to donors that he doesn’t really believe much of what he is selling to far right Christians, but Ted Cruz is out there pushing lies on a daily basis.
A case can be made that former Speaker Boehner owes an apology not to Cruz, but to Satanists. The Satanists were off in a corner somewhere minding their own business, and Boehner had to go and stick them with Ted Cruz.