A Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol building was damaged after a man crashed his car into it. The man’s name is Michael Reed, and he claims this was Satan’s fault.
The monument being damaged was such a shock to the community; even Governor Mary Fallin tweeted about it:
It is appalling that this monument was attacked. Those who committed this crime will be caught & held responsible pic.twitter.com/SkYiyUwO8W
— Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) October 24, 2014
The Secret Service later arrested Reed and sent him to a mental facility for an evaluation. Why? Well…:
The suspect said Satan told him to do it, Secret Service officials said. He also reportedly said he would kill President Obama and spit on a photo of Obama. The suspect also allegedly admitted that he urinated on the Ten Commandments monument before running it over.
Reed’s family spoke out and said this just isn’t like him. His mother explained, “Anyone who knows Michael, knows he loves his God. Right now, everyone is praying for him.”
And even the ACLU, which is trying to get rid of the Ten Commandments monument, actually issued a statement denouncing this desecration as “highly offensive” to people with sincerely-held religious beliefs.