Arlinghaus Files Charge over Protest

Meridian, Miss. Formal charges have been filed against those responsible for a satanic ritual at Magnolia Cemetery.

A group from New York's Satanic Temple performed a ceremony over the grave of Catherine Johnston.

"We filed and pressed formal charges on desecration of a grave," said Arlinghaus. "There is a warrant for the arrest for the leader of that group that has been issued."

Johnston was the mother of Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas. The intent of the so-called Pink Mass conducted by the Satanic Temple was to make Johnston 'forever gay' in the afterlife. Westboro members are known for conducting anti-gay protests at funerals.

Arlinghaus says that he has put in a couple of extra safeguards to help make sure things like this are less likely to happen.


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