Worship leader and activist Sean Feucht has responded to the announcement that The Satanic Temple co-founder and spokesperson Lucien Greaves plans to copy Feucht's "Let Us Worship" capitol tour with his own version.
According to ChurchLeaders.com, Greaves' band, Satanic Planet, will lead the tour visiting every state capital across the United States.
"Special thanks to @seanfeucht and his state Capitol-wide 'Let Us Worship 'tour for paving the way for @satanicplanet's 'Let Us Burn' Capitol tour, coming soon," Greaves tweeted last week.
Greaves also released a statement explaining why he is embarking on the tour.
"According to law, the government must remain neutral regarding religious viewpoints when granting permission to parties seeking to take advantage of public accommodations," the statement read. "For this reason, the fact that public representatives have allowed Feucht to perform openly Christian Nationalist events within state capitol buildings leaves little in the way of a legal rationale whereby Satanic Planet might be denied."
So far, Satanic Planet has submitted a request to perform at the Indiana State Capitol on Aug. 12 and started to fund its "Let Us Burn" Capitol tour. As of today, The Satanic Temple has raised 19 percent of its $15,000 goal.
"We will not be able to sell tickets to the capitol grounds, we will surely draw protests, the stage and sound will likely be difficult, and the cost will not be insignificant," Greaves said. "However, we cannot stand by idly as theocratic extremists are given such an elevated public platform to spread their divisive message without reminding everybody that that stage is equally theirs as well."
"Feucht seeks to use the stage to announce a theocratic stranglehold over the United States government, and we seek to rectify that by re-establishing pluralism," Greaves concluded.
On Twitter, Feucht responded to Greaves' announcement, saying, "Imitation is the highest form of flattery. And Satan has never had creative ability. He only tries to pervert what has already been created. And guess what… it's always weaker, a rip-off and way more pathetic than the original."
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. And Satan has never had creative ability. He only tries to pervert what has already been created.— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) June 14, 2023
And guess what…it’s always weaker, a rip off and way more pathetic than the original 🤠
"Very telling the Satanic Temple wants to copy our #LetUsWorship tour and even rip off our logo with an upside down cross," he wrote in a separate post. "They don't do this to CCM/industry worship tours. The devil always tries to counterfeit the authentic. The impact we're having on America is profound."
Very telling the Satanic Temple wants to copy our #LetUsWorship tour & even rip off our logo with an upside down cross.— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) June 14, 2023
They don’t do this to CCM/industry worship tours. The devil always tries to counterfeit the authentic.
The impact we’re having on America is profound. 🙏🏽✝️
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.