Controversy Surrounds Taxpayer-Funded Museum’s ‘Family-Friendly’ Demon Summoning Event

The Walker Art Center, a renowned museum in Minneapolis, recently hosted an event that left many questioning the boundaries of what is considered ‘family-friendly’.

The event, intriguingly titled “Lilit the Empathic Demon,” was part of the museum’s Free First Saturdays program and aimed at families. However, the nature of the event sparked a heated debate about the appropriateness of its content and the use of taxpayer funds.

The Walker Art Center, which has received millions of dollars from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, decided to host a pagan ritual as a family-oriented event.

The performance involved creating “demon traps” and conducting a playful ceremony to summon and befriend a demon.

The event description read, “Demons have a bad reputation, but maybe we’re just not very good at getting to know them.” This statement alone raised eyebrows and caused a stir among conservative circles.

The event took place at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and was led by artist Tamar Ettun. Families were invited to create a vessel to trap the demon that knows them best — perhaps the ‘demon of overthinking’.

The event concluded with a playful demon summoning session, which, according to the organizers, was designed to be a fun and engaging activity for families.

However, the question arises – is this really what passes for family-friendly arts and culture today? Is dabbling in the black arts, even in a playful manner, appropriate for children? And more importantly, should such events be funded by taxpayers?

This incident has sparked a debate about the use of public funds for cultural institutions. The Walker Art Center, like many other museums and art centers, receives significant funding from taxpayer dollars.

Many are now questioning whether it is right for their hard-earned money to be used to fund events that they may find inappropriate or offensive.

While it is true that we live in a free country where adults can choose to engage in any activities they wish in their free time, the issue here is labeling such an event as ‘family-friendly.’

It raises concerns about the kind of messages we are sending to our children and the values we are instilling in them.

Moreover, it begs the question – do taxpayers even know what they’re funding? Are they aware their money is being used to support events that involve summoning demons?

While the Walker Art Center may have intended to provide a unique and engaging experience for families, the controversy surrounding the event highlights the need for greater transparency and accountability in how public funds are used.

This article appeared in Our Patriot and has been published here with permission.

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