Joe Biden Names Satan Enthusiast As White House Monkeypox Coordinator

Joe Biden appointed Dr. Demetre Daskalakis as his administration’s National Monkeypox Response Deputy Coordinator. Daskalakis served previously in the New York City Health Department under former Mayor Bill de Blasio and is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division Director for HIV Prevention. The HIV and LGBTQ specialist also has an apparently strong affinity for Satanism and the occult.

Daskalakis graduated from New York University Medical School and completed residency, fellowship, and a masters degree at Harvard Medical School. He said in a 2014 interview that he learned his “bedside manner from East Village drag queens.”

The doctor’s social media presence leaves little to the imagination. He and his partner Michael MacNeal operate a “goth gym” in an old church building in Manhattan known as Monster Cycle. The gym’s social media pages are filled with Satanic imagery, including burning crosses, pentagrams, and Satan himself.

Daskalakis often proudly displays his tattoo of a pentagram with the inscription: “I have learned there is light even in the darkest places.” He has other visible tattoos of a serpent, some dead creature, a three-eyed head, and a depiction of a saintly or even Christ-like figure.

Daskalakis and MacNeal have also posted images of themselves involved in a seance-like ceremony with a Ouija board and a lit crucifix. It includes a depiction of Christ laying atop a pentagram. Another image of the scene shows MacNeal with a woman using a crucifix on the Ouija board.

Daskalakis has also posted images showing him mocking Jesus in a depiction of the Last Supper. He has appeared on social media wearing a pentagram-inscribed helmet with an upside-down cross affixed on top. MacNeal is shown behind him wearing a crown of thorns.

Monster Cycle made a 2014 post on Facebook claiming, “We’ll steal your soul.”

Daskalakis follows The Satanic Temple TV account on Instagram. It says that its mission is to “entertain and challenge, delight and disgust” while exploring the “transgressive roots of modern Satanism.”

Daskalakis has seen his work praised by The Advocate, a prominent gay lifestyle magazine. That magazine has also celebrated Sam Brinton, another Biden administation hire, in his defense of the “Rent Boy” website that was known for enabling real-life encounters between older homosexual males and underage boys.

Brinton is the “nonbinary drag queen” who Biden named as deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy.