Christian Parents Are Still Terrified Of Iron Maiden

Mentally unbalanced Christians demand a school principal is removed from her position because of ‘Satanic Imagery’.

Remember the 1980s, when people really thought that Dungeons and Dragons was about devil worship, the Smurfs were emissaries of Satan and listening to heavy metal bands like Iron Maiden was no different to carrying out a black mass? Crazy times, eh? Thank Goodness that is all over.

Well.

As we all know, Satanic Panic never went away. It’s rife in QAnon theories, a belief in Satanic Ritual Abuse is still driving unbalanced people to do psychotic things and here we are at the end of 2021 with a change.org petition to fire a high school principal for the crime of liking Iron Maiden.

As Loudwire reported, parents of children at Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario are demanding that principal Sharon Burns be ‘transferred’ – to where, who knows, probably the depths of Hell – because of social media posts where she… well, let’s allow the crazies to explain it in their own words.

“As concerned parents with impressionable children at Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario, we are deeply disturbed that the principal assigned to the school blatantly showed Satanic symbols and her allegiance to Satanic practices on her public social media platforms where all the students can see them. Our school is based on inclusion, and openly displaying Satanic symbols (on a public social media platform) that directly goes against the principles of the vast majority of families who represent the school, is not inclusive. As parents, we are demanding her transfer to another school. Please replace her with another principal who aligns with the values of the families at Eden and will not sabotage the teaching or upholding of those values and will not try to introduce impressionable students to Satanic practices or symbolism.”

What, you might ask, are these Satanic symbols? There is, of course, photographic evidence.

Well, case closed you might think. Devil horns and a handmade 666 sign. Hell, it’s a wonder there are any kids still at the school, what with all those sacrifices that she must’ve been making to Eddie.

Getting all defensive, the petition was rapidly updated to claim:

“This petition is NOT about Sharon Burns’ love for Iron Maiden. At NO POINT has it ever been. This petition is about a principal of a school openly displaying her OWN handmade sign with the 666 clearly displayed on it which she knows full well what that SATANIC SYMBOL means to the vast majority of families in her school AND she put it on a PROFESSIONAL, public @edenprincipal account on social media, NOT A PRIVATE ONE, which she very easily could have done. If she had not posted a picture of her own handmade 666 sign, this petition WOULD NOT EXIST. Nobody cares what band she likes and this is not about her choice in what she listens to. That would be petty and nonsensical.”

Well, yeah. There’s certainly nothing petty and nonsensical about thinking that the sign is an actual Satanic symbol that has any meaning outside a reference – a pretty dated reference, admittedly – to the band’s breakthrough album. To believe that Burns is actually a Satanist based on this – and that she is unfit to run a school because of it – is not just petty and nonsensical, it’s completely fucking insane.

As we’ve seen again just this week, it’s not the Satanists that children are in danger from but God-fearing Christians who have been abusing kids in horrific ways while claiming piety. But at the time of writing, over three hundred people have signed the petition. Admittedly, some have signed up just to attack the basis of the petition – because change.org’s rules mean that you can only comment if you’ve signed, which seems a bit iffy (as, indeed, does a platform that allows people to set up petitions to destroy the lives of other people based on lunatic ideas like this), but a lot of the supporters seem to be in full agreement and have explained why in just the sort of coherent, considered way you might expect.

It’s especially interesting to see someone claiming that her love of Iron Maiden Satan is against the spirit of diversity – a diversity that presumably stops at any kids who might identify as Satanists (or Iron Maiden fans, for that matter).

Oh, Canada… we thought you were better than this.

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3 comments

  1. This is all beyond stupid and ridiculous, of course, but I am impressed that Iron Maiden even gets a mention in the UK. In the USA, rock and metal never make the news unless the person or band either gets arrested for something, retires from the public eye, or dies.

    I would have thought that with all the interviews with Bruce Dickinson that are available (thus proving how rationale of a band they are), Iron Maiden would have long accepted as being the excellent brand of entertainment that they are, but what comes around goes around, and people who don’t know their history are only too happy to click those social media buttons to try to make themselves look important.

    Oh and for any of those panicked people who may be reading this? Hail Satan!

  2. “In direct oppostion to Christianity. Stop indoctrinating the children!!!”

    Whether this is deliberately ironic or not it sums it up nicely.

  3. The sad little petition has less than 600 signatures unlike the one the kids started on Change.org which was at 22,000 tonight. Here’s the text: We need Mrs. Burns.
    Recently, there has been a petition going around to “remove” the principal of eden high school. It is ridiculous that a couple of parents only judge her role as a principal only based on an instagram post. (About liking the band Iron Maiden. That’s it.) Eden High School is a public school. Not a Christian school. If you somehow don’t like the principal of your child, grandchild, relative etc.’s school, then send them to another one. The principal has made so many efforts to remind students that eden is a diverse place. She has even turned a whole room into a prayer room for students who are practicing religions other than christianity, like practicing Islam. She has made eden a safe space for so many people. She spreads nothing but love and kindness, and is probably one of the best and most enthusiastic principals the school has ever had. If you would like to bring some light to this whole petition, please consider signing!

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