In a bizarre Twitter exchange on Jan. 2, Chelsea Clinton wished The Church of Satan a Happy New Year, saying “It’s been so long!”
The Church of Satan replied, “Same to you, here’s to a great 2018!”
Same to you, here’s to a great 2018!
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) January 2, 2018
The exchange quickly raised a few eyebrows.
This year is going to be so weird pic.twitter.com/0pmkuVW7pZ
— Syrine (@tatoosfz) January 2, 2018
One user, Chaw チャーリー, tweeted, “Wow. The daughter of Hillary Clinton tweeting greetings to the Church of Satan. Sadly, nobody is surprised.”
Chelsea Clinton has run into similar controversy in the past, including her wearing a necklace with an inverted cross, a symbol of the anti-Christ.
You are Evil! pic.twitter.com/IuGlxi9vH0
— Patriot4Trump?? (@VanessLadzinski) December 26, 2017
Other users pointed to former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and his leaked email exchange with his brother, Democrat lobbyist Tony Podesta, and dark performance artist Marina Abramović about joining a “spirit cooking” event.
In the 2015 email exchange leaked by WikiLeaks, Tony Podesta asks John Podesta whether he will attend the “dinner,” with the email from Abramovic stating “I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place. Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining?”
Spirit cooking dinners involve the use of blood, sperm, and breast milk, and participants engage in other dark activities.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton has also been criticized in the past for citing communist radical Saul Alinsky as one of her mentors. Alinsky infamously dedicated his book, “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer.
During the 2016 election, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former presidential candidate Ben Carson said at the Republican National Convention: “This [Alinsky] was someone that she greatly admired, and that affected all of her philosophies subsequently.”
“Are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?” Carson said. “Think about that.”