The rule has always been the same: No assholes, no Trump voters, no Nazis. The “tolerance paradox” is not actually a paradox at all.
“Belief in Satan is a very old conspiracy theory,” folklorist Bill Ellis says. There is no “new Satanic Panic”: The panic was old when religion was young.
As southern culinary families go, serial gay bashers Chick-Fil-A were neck and neck with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Now the chickens come home to roost.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if, in Satan, we found the reality of the idea that everyone should be their true selves that society so often fails to deliver on?
Problem is, American institutions are fucking terrible. And then once you’re part of them you’re also fucking terrible.