GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A woman blames the devil, and not her husband, for severely burning their infant daughter in a microwave, a Texas television station reported.
Eva Marie Mauldin said Satan compelled her 19-year-old husband, Joshua Royce Mauldin, to microwave their daughter May 10 because the devil disapproved of Joshua’s efforts to become a preacher.
“Satan saw my husband as a threat,” Eva Mauldin told Houston television station KHOU-TV.
Naturally, I figure most folks – religious or not – see Ms. Mauldin as a nutjob. Hooray for that. However, when you have religions that teach you that Satan is a real entity, and one that is waging war on the Earth – when you have the Roman Catholic Church taking exorcism seriously – is it really that far from Linda Blair projectile vomiting pea soup to some dude putting his baby in a microwave?