John Kerry Meets Satanist Anton LaVey?
Netlore Archive: 'Newspaper clipping' circulating on the Internet purports to show a youthful John Kerry shaking hands with Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey.
Description: Hoax photo
Circulating since: Feb. 2004
Status: Fake (see details below)
As posted on the Internet, July 2004:
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Analysis: This is a meeting that never took place. The image is a composite of a photo of John Kerry shaking hands with clown Rami Salami in 1998 and a photo of Satanist Anton LaVey meeting rock star Marilyn Manson in 1994.
If you're not convinced, another giveaway is the supposed date of the newspaper clipping: Sunday, July 17, 1982. In the real world, July 17 fell on a Saturday that year.
Anton LaVey (b. 1930) founded the so-called Church of Satan in San Francisco, California in 1966. Insisting he believed in the existence of neither God nor Satan, LaVey said the basic tenets of his "religion" were self-interest and hedonism. He died in 1997.
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Sources and further reading:
Home page of clown Rami Salami, "King of the Balloon Twisters"
The Marilyn Manson Picture Show
(Caution: some images on this site are for mature viewers only)
Strange Bedfellows: Anton LaVey, Former Head of Church of Satan, Meets John Kerry
Illuminati News, 2 March 2004
Anton LaVey: A Biographical Sketch
From the official Church of Satan Website
Marilyn Manson Profile
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