After school Satan clubs coming to public elementary schools

An organization that calls itself the Satanic Temple has been very active in promoting its overlord. It conducted a Black Mass and agitated, but failed, to build a 7-ft tall statue of Satan next to a 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma City; actually erected the statue in Detroit; and wants prayer in school to the Devil.
Now, in the name of religious parity, the Satanic Temple is bringing After School Satan Clubs to America’s public elementary schools.
Another reason to home school your children.
In an archly-written article for The Washington Post on July 30, 2016, the clearly-biased-against-Christianity reporter Katherine Stewart (she’s the author of the objectively-titled book, writes that since Christian evangelical groups have after-school religious programming in public schools, the Satanic Temple is determined to provide young students with Satan clubs in the name of “choice”.

Katherine StewartNote: Katherine Stewart began her journalistic career at the left-wing Village Voice and is the author of the objectively-titled [sarc] book, The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children.

As Satanic Temple co-founder Doug Mesner, who uses the more exotic-sounding alias Lucien Greaves, puts it, “It’s critical that children understand that there are multiple perspectives on all issues, and that they have a choice in how they think.”
Satanic Temple co-founder Doug Messner, aka Lucien Greaves
As an example, there is an evangelical Christian after-school program known as the Good News Club, sponsored by an organization founded in 1937 called the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). For most of their history, however, Good News Clubs were largely excluded from public schools out of concern that their presence would violate the Constitution. In 2001, however, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that to exclude an after-school program on account of the religious views of its sponsors amounted to a violation of free-speech rights. Stewart writes: “The CEF then went on a tear, and by 2011, it reported 3,560 Good News Clubs, putting them in more than 5 percent of the nation’s public elementary schools.”
On July 10, 2016, Satan Club chapter heads from New York, Boston, Utah and Arizona met in Salem, Mass. to talk strategy, with others from Minneapolis, Detroit, San Jose, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Florida participating online. The Satanic Temple has prepared a promotional video, as well as a website Afterschoolsatan.com. To cover After School Satan Club costs, including facility use fees and curriculum materials, the Satanic Temple is launching a crowdfunding campaign — which is how it pays for its other activities.
The Satanic Temple said that on Monday, August 1, it would introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools by petitioning school officials with this letter.
The Satanic Temple insists its plan for public schoolchildren isn’t actually about promoting worship of the devil, although its name is the Satanic Temple, its logo is the Baphomet goat’s head on a pentagram, and the after school clubs are called Satan Clubs.
Satanic Temple logoMesner/Greaves says the Satanic Temple doesn’t espouse a belief in the existence of a supernatural being called Satan, Lucifer, or Beelzebub; that “Satan” is just a “metaphorical construct” intended to represent the rejection of all forms of tyranny over the human mind; and that the Satanic Temple rejects all forms of supernaturalism and is only committed to the view that scientific rationality provides the best measure of reality. Blah, blah, blah.
Amy Jensen, a volunteer “professional educator” in Tucson who has a master’s degree in curriculum, instruction and teaching from the University of Denver, says she has decided to lead an After School Satan Club at Roskruge, Arizona. She said, “I definitely have teaching experience and I have tutored inside the Tucson Unified School District. So I probably could speak with the teachers there, go in and see who be willing to help me make it happen. As a teacher, if I were deciding whether to teach that or the fear and hatred of other people’s beliefs, which is what Good News Clubs teach, I would choose what the Satanic Temple has available.”
The Liberty Counsel’s founder and chairman Mat Staver agrees that the Satanic Temple has a right to organize its clubs in public schools and takes the view that they can’t be banned so long as they’re not disruptive or engaging in rituals that put people at risk. He said, “I would definitely oppose after­-school Satanic clubs, but they have a First Amendment right to meet. I suspect, in this particular case, I can’t imagine there’s going to be a lot of students participating in this. It’s probably dust they’re kicking up and is likely to fade away in the near future for lack of interest.”
On the page of Katherine Stewart’s Washington Post article is a poll for readers on whether the Satanic Temple should be allowed to open After School Satan Clubs in elementary schools. As of the time of the publication of this post, the votes are:

  • 47%: They should be allowed
  • 53%: No, they shouldn’t

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H/t Big Lug and Will Shanley.
~Eowyn

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William Brandon Shanley
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William Brandon Shanley

Thanks for getting to word out about this Luciferian Lunacy! The basic message of Satanism is “do what thou wilt” regardless if who your actions harm. We can see that this is the worldview of the twin anti-Christs, GW Bush and Uncle Obama-Tom, Billery and Killary, and the Beast of Newtown clique. The man who called himself Lucifer 666, Aleister Crowley ate his own feces in Sicily, and although born into wealth died a pauper. If this mode of pathological thinking had any power at all why did Crowley end up poor and powerless. These people separate themselves from the… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Believe it or not, we have been witnessing the public ascendancy of Satanism in the West for a while here. As revolting as it is, it comes as no surprise: People and forces have been at work since the 1960’s to degrade the moral tone of society, and Satanism has been active throughout America for quite some time now: There are people not only in politics, but in every profession and way of life who are practicing Satanists, and their numbers are growing. Now here is the problem with the institutionalized side of education: It happens from time to time… Read more »

DCG
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“intended to represent the rejection of all forms of tyranny over the human mind;” Does that include public indoctrination? Homeschool indeed….

TrailDust
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What kind of people allow such a thing to take place within their local schools?

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I saw that on another website and noticed that ALL public elementary schs. in Prince Georges County, MD (a poverty-stricken Washington, D.C. suburb) will have this program. Most other places only have a sprinkling of partaking schools. Actually, it’s just MORE OF THE SAME with what goes on in the regular teaching hours. Common Core CANNOT be replaced from the curriculum by ANYONE–even the school boards. There are precious little things that can be deleted by concerned people from the programs. Also, the schools are limited in what additions they can make. And the big promoter Bill Gates’ children are… Read more »

patrioticgofer
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Reblogged this on Patriotic Gofer and commented:
What’s next? Sex Ed classes, with active participation with your nude teacher, goats and sheep?
And people have nerve to say we aren’t in the End Times!

William Brandon Shanley
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William Brandon Shanley

You mentioned former NY mayor Bloomberg who criticized Trump’s business practices. “I’m a New Yorker,” he said, “and New Yorkers know a con when we see one.” However, as most people are unaware, Bloomberg invented high frequency trading, a swindle that allows the well connected to trade numerous times with knowledge of your stock buy or sell BEFORE yours posts! So much for knowing a con when he sees one. He is the BIGGEST ONE!

Ross Blankert
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Ross Blankert

So many dollars to steal, so little time. Hillary is taking as much as she can as fast as she can before the entire economy fails.

Paul Blake
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Separation of Church and State! Ooooor get ready, because Satan is going to want equal representation! And how long before we hear from the Jews, the Muslims, the Hindu’s, the Buddhists, the Sun Worshipers, and on and on!…Some of the Founding Fathers must be laughing out loud in their graves!

josephbc69
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My thoughts are much the same as those of Dave, traildustfotm, Steven Broiles, William Brandon Shanley, cs, DCG, & patrioticgofer: we are witness to and suffer from an era of false & absurd promises that can never be kept or attained, because they were meant for distraction and deception, not wisdom and enlightenment. Is there a way out of this dilemma? Yes, and I have mentioned it many times here and on other sites as well: we need to read and re-read “Ideas Have Consequences”, the master work of Dr Richard M Weaver. First published in 1948 and never out… Read more »

William Brandon Shanley
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William Brandon Shanley

Jews, Christians and Muslims share sacred texts.

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