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Posted inEducation

After School Satan Club delayed after VA school board cites safety concerns

Reading Time: 4 minutes A proposed After School Satan Club at B M Williams Primary (part of Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools) has had its first meeting delayed through January after the school board cited safety concerns. As I’ve written about before, ASS Clubs do not promote Satan, Satanic beliefs, Satanism, or anything else like it. The Satanic Temple, which sponsors […]

Posted inEducation

Pennsylvania district rejects Satanists’ $578 donation for school supplies

Reading Time: 5 minutes A donation by Satanists to the Northern York County School District in Pennsylvania to help purchase school supplies for kids was rejected by the superintendent, who told them to donate the money to a Christian organization instead. It’s utter stupidity from a district official who seems to think donations from The Satanic Temple are somehow […]

Posted inLaw

Pseudolaw, Satanism, and the theocratic coup

Reading Time: 4 minutes Satanism is a maligned and marginalized minority religious identity. Though this fact seems indisputable, many bristle at the characterization just the same. Beyond those who hold to a superstition-driven certainty that Satanism channels negative magical forces that “real” religions are designed to oppose, there are those who, for a variety of reasons, dismiss out-of-hand the […]

Posted inPolitics

The ‘Satanic Panic’ is back, ruining lives with baseless accusations

Reading Time: 3 minutes The “Satanic Panic” was a conspiracy theory that really took hold among a certain kind of Christian in the 1980s. Perfectly innocent people were accused of ritualistic child abuse, bad behavior was blamed on the devil, and the modern-day witch hunt ruined countless lives. No evidence ever proved this organized abuse was occurring—certainly not the way […]

Posted inPolitics

White nationalist: After School Satan clubs are an ‘act of terrorism’

Reading Time: 3 minutes If white nationalist Dalton Clodfelter has his way, the United States will become a Christian theocracy and The Satanic Temple’s co-founder Lucien Greaves will be imprisoned for life for his act of “terrorism” by… offering kids an After School Satan program to counter Bible clubs. During his show Tuesday night, Clodfelter, for some reason, rehashed […]

Posted inPolitics

Satanic Temple lawsuit reveals “pay-to-pray” invocation practice in Boston

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Boston City Council used to pay clergy members to deliver an invocation at their meetings and only stopped the practice after The Satanic Temple requested the same opportunity. That pay-to-pray revelation came during a deposition of Christine O’Donnell, Boston City Council Compliance Director and Staff Counsel, late last week as part of a lawsuit […]

Posted inOp-Ed

Lucien Greaves: Boston’s pray-for-pay scheme is discrimination against religious minorities through codified corruption

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last Thursday, I witnessed a deposition conducted by a lawyer for The Satanic Temple in which sworn testimony from a representative for the City of Boston was taken. The Satanic Temple filed suit against Boston following unsuccessful attempts to gain an invitation to deliver a pre-city-council-meeting invocation, typically opened with a Christian prayer. The deposition […]

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