Reading Time: 5 minutes Earlier today, the Hays USD 489 Board of Education in Kansas voted to repeal a ban on “Satanism” from its elementary and middle school dress code. It’s the right move, though it comes weeks after a Satanist mother made the request and the ban appeared to be on the way out, and days after the […]
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Kansas school board upholds anti-‘Satanism’ dress code
Reading Time: 5 minutes Two weeks after initially signaling that they would revise their dress code to remove a discriminatory ban on “Satanism,” the Hays USD 489 Board of Education in Kansas has unfortunately chosen to leave the ban in place. The issue surrounds the dress code in the district’s middle and elementary school handbooks. (The high school doesn’t […]
5 Satanic shirts kids can now wear to school in Hays, Kansas
Reading Time: 2 minutes Wearing Satanic shirts to school shouldn’t be such a big deal, but in Hays, Kansas, it kind of is. That’s because the school district recently ordered that the dress code, which stated anything related to Satanism couldn’t be worn, was discriminatory. At a recent school board meeting, Mary Turner, a parent and member of The […]
A Satanist got a Kansas school to rethink its anti-‘Satanism’ dress code
Reading Time: 3 minutes Most school districts have rules about how students’ clothing shouldn’t be revealing, or sex-related, or suggestive of “gang affiliation.” No surprise there. But the dress code for Hays Middle School in Kansas specifically bans references to “Satanism.” Similar language is used in the district’s middle and elementary school handbooks. (The high school doesn’t have the same […]
The Satanic Temple: The Law is on our side. The courts are not
Reading Time: 7 minutes About five years ago, a lawyer for The Satanic Temple attended a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar hosted by the “Alliance Defending Freedom” (ADF), only to unexpectedly find that the event’s primary topic of discussion happened to be The Satanic Temple. The ADF is a theocratic Christian Nationalist litigation group that fights to bring expressions […]
Boston man arrested for trying to burn down The Satanic Temple headquarters
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Friday, a man wearing a “GOD” shirt tried to burn down The Satanic Temple’s headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts. And there are pictures. Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves said they’re figuring out how much damage occurred outside the house, but thankfully, the fire didn’t get inside. There were people inside the building when the arson occurred. […]
SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Catholic edition
Reading Time: 8 minutes Out of every strange practice in Christianity, spiritual warfare might just be my favorite of all. Just hearing a Christian use the phrase puts a great big silly happy smile on my face and laughter in my heart. Spiritual warfare is one of those super-context-dependent Christian practices. When removed from its very specific context its practitioners look like they’re playing a Happy Pretendy Fun Time Game — which they always were.
Catholics in Illinois can’t handle a satanic “Baby Baphomet” display
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Baby Baphomet is the result of a rule promoting religious freedom.
Tips for Satanists visiting Scottsdale for Satancon 2022
Reading Time: 3 minutes When The Satanic Temple announced they would be having a “Satancon 2022” conference at the Seguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona this Lupercalia weekend many detractors balked.
The Satanic Temple is Now a Registered Tax-Exempt Church
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Satanic Temple is now officially recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt church. It is as legitimate as a religion can get in the United States.