When John Boehner called Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” last night, he probably wasn’t trying to be rude, just honest. Unfortunately, the former Speaker of the House failed to consider how Lucifer might feel.

On Thursday, blogger Hemant Mehta asked The Satanic Temple what they thought about Boehner’s comparison. According to Raw Story, the Dark Lord’s representatives were mad as hell.

“Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency, and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith,” Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves told Patheos in a statement. “It grows tedious when pedophile priests and loathsome politicians are conveniently dismissed as Satanic, even as they spew biblical verse and prostrate themselves before the cross, recruiting the Christian faithful. Satanists will have nothing to do with any of them.”

Of course, it’s not exactly surprising that Satanists don’t want to be associated with Ted Cruz. Much more surprising is that other people apparently do.