Florida school board moves to change policy to keep Satanist coloring book out of schools

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WPTV: Worried about facing national ridicule if a Satanic group is allowed to give out coloring books to children, the Orange County School Board moved Thursday toward preventing any outside group from distributing religious materials on campus.
The current policy has allowed groups to distribute Bibles and even atheist materials at district high schools in recent years.
The board discussed the issue during a workshop Thursday. The earliest it could vote to change the policy would be late January or early February, officials said.
“This really has, frankly, gotten out of hand,” said chairman Bill Sublette. “I think we’ve seen a group or groups take advantage of the open forum we’ve had.”
satanic2But a spokesman for The Satanic Temple, the group the group that wants to give out coloring books featuring cartoon children performing Satanic rituals and drawing pentagrams in school, said it is the School Board that is acting in bad faith.
“It strongly implies they never intended to have a plurality of voices,” said Doug Mesner, co-founder and spokesman for The Satanic Temple, who also goes by the pseudonym Lucien Greaves.
An evangelical group called World Changers of Florida has given out Bibles in Orange schools three times. “We’re looking forward to doing it again,” said World Changers Vice President Greg Harper. The group has purchased materials and is gathering volunteers to give out the New International Version in 18 district high schools on Jan. 16, he said.
However, district counsel Woody Rodriguez said the Satanists are the only group to have submitted a request.
Harper said he considers the possible policy change an attack on Christians. “They seem to be moving against the interests of a large part of the community,” he said, likening it to the district’s August decision to ban football chaplains at schools. “The Bible will open somebody’s heart, somebody’s mind, and cause them to pursue answers.”
Board member Christine Moore also seemed to struggle with the effect of a policy change on Christian groups. “Everyone’s upset about the Satanists and the atheists coming,” she said.
But another group involved in the debate sees an upside. “It’s a bit of a relief,” said David Williamson of the Central Florida Freethought Community. His group distributed atheist materials in 2013 as a protest against Bible distributions.
Rodriguez said the district was bound by the terms of a federal consent decree that required Collier County schools to allow the same group to give out Bibles.
“Given that there’s a potential change in the policy, we won’t be allowing distribution,” he said. “We’re going to wait.”

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0 responses to “Florida school board moves to change policy to keep Satanist coloring book out of schools

  1. Satanic Temple is the same horrible group that wants prayers to Satan in our public schools and the construction of a 7-ft statue of Satan next to the 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma City.

    • They seem well funded…I wonder who is funding them? The IRS will leak Christian info in a heartbeat, but are totally silent on satan’s worshipers.

      • Well thing is if the IRS were to leak info on the devil worshipers they’d have to also leak info on themselves, since they both work for the same boss. Worst part of it is, if the devil worshipers “lose” then the Christian stuff will be shut out of the school as well, if they “win” then they’ll use that policy to spread their false doctrines, its basically a catch 22 system in which either way Christianity is marked as a loser. That’s how evil cheats.

  2. What a vile bunch of people these Satanists are. To want to corrupt young children is unforgivable.

  3. Excellent post! Thank you for bringing it to us. Just as Lucifer is unhappy due to the fact that he has forever lost the position he once held–he wishes as many as possible of Our Eternal Father’s children to join him in his misery! Anyone who really thinks that Lucifer cares for his followers is deluding themselves. His prime objective is to deny them also Eternal life in the realms above. Guard young impressionable children from seeing or hearing the falsehoods he would wish to disseminate.

  4. How about a fair trade;give us YOUR books,we’ll give you OUR books,then you can either use ours or throw ’em out,and we can throw yours out. Call it your chance to get right with the Lord.

  5. satanism is not a religion, it is a cult…shame on the school board for lumping it with Christianity

  6. from looking at that word search a few words came to mind… joy, forgiveness, and peace….none of these words exists for the wicked that constantly stir up trouble. MomOFIV, you are correct, it IS a cult… hidden from view and not until you are taken in, where you then know truth.

  7. Satanic religions are real and they have an agenda. To turn everyone away from the one TRUE God.


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