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Thieves Steal Ornaments From Satanic Groupís Christmas Tree In San Jose
KPIX ^ | 11/28/30

Posted on 12/01/2018 2:45:03 PM PST by Simon Green

SAN JOSE (KPIX) — The South Bay’s biggest holiday celebration appears to have fallen victim to thieves after someone robbed ornaments off a tree at Christmas in the Park in San Jose that had its decorations sponsored by a local Satanic group.

The crime happened just two days after the tree went up with the thieves apparently targeting a specific tree.

The tree targeted was decorated with pentagrams and other demonic symbols, its decorations sponsored by a Bay Area Satanic organization.

Some may wonder why a Satanic group would have a decorated tree at a holiday display like Christmas in the Park, but not the organizers of the event or the people who set up the tree.

Bay Area Satanist Simone Chavoor and her friend Tabitha spent Wednesday afternoon sprucing up the tree that was recently robbed.

The group decorated the tree on Black Friday, complete with an elaborate goat head as a tree topper.

Two days, later the topper and other satanic ornaments had vanished.

The Satanists filed a police report, but declined to file it as a hate crime.

“It could be anything from kids, to people who don’t agree with our viewpoint to people who are actually in agreement with us and think that our ornaments are cool,” said Chavoor, a member of a local Satanic Temple as well as the independent group Satanic Bay Area, which sponsored this tree’s decorations.

There are more than 500 trees at Christmas in the Park which have been decorated by schools, sports teams and organizations of all kinds.

But it appears that the Satanic temple’s tree was the only one targeted this time.

“It happens every year that one tree will get its ornaments stolen. We encourage people not to put ornaments on the trees that they think people will want to take,” said Jason Minsky with Christmas in the Park. “We encourage people to tie the ornaments to the tree so that they are harder to take.”

The satanic tree is just down the sidewalk from a nativity scene which has also had its figures stolen over the years.

To some people, the close juxtaposition of Christian and Satanic symbols at a community Christmas event is no big deal.

“It’s freedom of speech and religion,” said San Jose resident Grant Talarico. “So as far as I’m concerned the tree is fine.”

Others said the Satanic tree could be offensive given the location.

“I’m not Christian, but I’m sure some people would be offended because Christmas is a Christian holiday. And this seems like anti, since they have an upside down cross and everything,” said Jag Jit of San Jose.

It is the second straight year that a Satanic group’s Christmas in the Park decorations have been stolen or vandalized. Satanic Bay Area says its members will keep a close watch on the tree over the rest of the holiday period.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichrist; antichristian; atheistsupremacists; hategroup; liberalbigots; religiousintolerance; waronchristmas
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1 posted on 12/01/2018 2:45:03 PM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

Why, those evil little bastards.


2 posted on 12/01/2018 2:48:28 PM PST by gundog
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To: Simon Green

So they must be happy, right? (kind of a Bizarro thing?)


3 posted on 12/01/2018 2:50:37 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Simon Green

How sweet it is!


4 posted on 12/01/2018 2:55:15 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberal is lies.)
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To: Simon Green

“They stole these!”
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/first-lady-of-the-united-states-hillary-rodham-clinton-shows-off-the-picture-id89964210


5 posted on 12/01/2018 2:55:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: gundog
Could be some Satanic teenagers just out doing hijinks.
6 posted on 12/01/2018 2:56:38 PM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: gundog
"Why, those evil little bastards."


7 posted on 12/01/2018 2:57:10 PM PST by moovova
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To: Simon Green

Satanists want to encourage theft, destruction, corruption - don’t they?


8 posted on 12/01/2018 2:57:32 PM PST by PGR88
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>> “To some people, the close juxtaposition of Christian and Satanic symbols at a community Christmas event is no big deal.” <<

The “Tree” is a Satanic symbol itself!

Sometimes it gets hard to make this stuff up.

Those trees were why Israel was scattered around the world. They are pagan to their core.

Yehova hates those trees.


9 posted on 12/01/2018 2:59:44 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: \/\/ayne

Yeah...the pizza cutter killers.
There are sure a lot of dopes in this country.


10 posted on 12/01/2018 3:00:49 PM PST by gundog
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To: PGR88

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Satanists want to encourage christmas trees!
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11 posted on 12/01/2018 3:00:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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and her friend Tabitha

How original.

12 posted on 12/01/2018 3:02:55 PM PST by DoodleBob
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To: Simon Green

Oh darn.

JoMa


13 posted on 12/01/2018 3:09:11 PM PST by joma89
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To: Simon Green

Would they be heartbroken if it went up in flames?


14 posted on 12/01/2018 3:11:42 PM PST by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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To: Simon Green

That’s funny as Hell!


15 posted on 12/01/2018 3:14:05 PM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Simon Green

Not “theft” but vandalism.


16 posted on 12/01/2018 3:17:49 PM PST by montag813
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To: Simon Green

Not “theft” but vandalism.


17 posted on 12/01/2018 3:17:49 PM PST by montag813
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“It’s freedom of speech and religion,” said San Jose resident Grant Talarico. “So as far as I’m concerned the tree is fine.”

This simple-minded understanding of the 1st amendment is all too common. It's objectively absurd that Satanists get to participate in "Christmas in the Park" when the whole premise of Satanism is taking the side of Satan in opposition to Christ. Should Nazis get to participate in a public Holocaust memorial? Should the Klan be afforded a booth at a Martin Luther King day celebration?
18 posted on 12/01/2018 3:27:27 PM PST by irishjuggler (br>)
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To: Simon Green

Shoulda torched that tree.


19 posted on 12/01/2018 3:36:29 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: irishjuggler

Exactly.

Shows how evil our nation has become and the Hell on earth it will become unless we stand up.


20 posted on 12/01/2018 3:46:56 PM PST by TigerClaws
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