Shortly before Christmas, Glenn Beck was up in arms that a Satanic display had been allowed to go up in Florida’s Capitol building, insisting that Satanists had no right to put up such a display and warning that allowing such a thing was a sign that “destruction is coming our way.”
A few weeks later, a woman named Susan Hemeryck was arrested after trying to tear down the display and today she called into Beck’s radio show to explain her actions, saying that she was obligated to do it because her Catholic faith requires that she “stand up to evil and confront it.”
When Beck asked Hemeryck how it felt to now be considered a religious extremist facing possible legal consequences, she replied that she feels that she is in good company.
“The Bible is full of saints and prophets who spent time in prison for their faith,” she said, “and if that’s the way it is going to go for me, then I am proud to be in that company.”
At the end of the call, Beck wished Hemeryck luck and declared that he hoped that he would have the courage to do the same thing that she did.
“I don’t know what decision I would have made in your situation,” Beck said. “I guess I would hope that I would do the same thing that you did. I guess. I’m not sure. I’m not sure. But I’m glad at least somebody is standing up and saying ‘no'”: