Ron Strom is commentary editor of WND, a post he took after serving as a news editor since 2000. Prior to coming on board with WND, Strom worked in politics in California. Married and the father of two homeschool graduates, he has served in leadership positions in his church, local nonprofit boards and in county government.More ↓Less ↑
A California man dubbed a “Satanist” on an online message board has posted photos of himself dancing on President Ronald Reagan’s grave, raising the ire of the former chief executive’s admirers.
The poster, who goes by “TheFreak Kingdom” and claims he’s from San Diego, writes with one photo: “Judging from my expression and body language, combined with what little I do remember, this appears to be about the time security guards noticed I had jumped the fence and started jigging over Reagan’s rotting corpse (the original plan called for the Electric Slide, and then humping the ground, and then whatever else I could get away with, but security was stricter than we had anticipated).”
Continues the post: “We had to tear a– out of there and lose security in the parking lot, but we appear to have gotten away scot-free.”
The post is signed “Monte.”
Most responding to the post were congratulatory, with one poster exclaiming, “That is spectacular.”
Several e-mails have crisscrossed the Internet about the incident, with one person claiming to have contacted authorities:
“I forwarded the pictures to the Reagan Library, the FBI and the National Archives. They have turned the case over to their lawyers and have been in the process of determining if there is any legal action they can take against this individual. I tracked down a website where this guy has posted more pictures of presidential grave desecration and even has orchestrated a national contest to see how many of these website members can desecrate the most presidential graves around the country.”
“Monte” appears to be pursuing that goal, also posting on a different site a photo of himself purportedly urinating on President Richard Nixon’s grave at the presidential library in Yorba Linda, Calif.
‘Monte’ apparently urinating on President Nixon’s grave.
Talk-radio host Chris Dickson was enraged by the Reagan incident.
“I was at the Reagan Presidential Library in February of this year,” he told WND. “‘Dutch’ was my commander in chief. I have personal interest in getting this individual and trying to protect the desecration of presidential graves against First Amendment rights.”
A spokeswoman at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., refused to talk about the incident, saying – after putting WND on hold for a time – that she had “no comment.”