In 2014, a man by the same name smashed into Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments monument, later explaining in a letter that he struggled with mental illness and was obtaining professional help.
“Michael Tate Reed II stated in a letter that his psychotic breaks led to getting inspiration from a Dracula movie, thinking Michael Jackson’s spirit was in meat, believing he was the incarnation of an occult leader and attempting to contact Lucifer’s high priestess he called Gwyneth Paltrow,” Tulsa World outlined.
Acting as surrogate parents, aunts, uncles and traditional matchmakers, these sites appeal to the belief that the right match is one where the religious profiles of the couple are as similar as possible.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas (ACLU) has also threatened to file suit over the matter.
“At a time when we do not need any more religious conflict and divisiveness in the world and in this country, it violates the First Amendment promise of religious liberty to all,” Executive Director Rita Sklar told NPR.
“If tonight doesn’t go down like I’ve seen and been told, I promise I will go to Valley hospital and have them court order me on meds,” he wrote on Tuesday.
Reed also posted a video stating that while he believes that men should “obey the commands of God,” he is a proponent of the “separation of church and state” and feels that “[t]here’s no one religion government should support.” He spoke of what he called “white plans,” and advised that he would need another car after he carried through his plot to destroy the monument.
The Arkansas monument had just been installed on Tuesday, with Sen.