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Satanism comes to North Carolina State University as a student club

William Nardi reports for The College Fix, Dec. 24, 2018, that a new student club, Satanic Students at NC State, just completed its inaugural semester at North Carolina State University (NCSU), a taxpayer-funded public university.

According to the satanic club’s website:

The mission of Satanic Students at NC State University is to 1) encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, 2) reject tyrannical authority, 3) advocate scientific examination of the universe and our place in it, 4) promote morality and justice based on rational, humanistic values, and 5) be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.

According to Technician, the official student newspaper of NC State University, a recent slide presentation at a Satanic Students meeting denied that the club worships Satan because “Satan doesn’t exist”.

That doesn’t make any sense. If the Satanic Students at NC State believe Satan doesn’t exist, then why call the club “Satanic”?

The satanic club’s founder and president is Peter Aker, a third-year studying chemical engineering. He said the purpose of the club is not to be inflammatory or to promote any particular system of beliefs, but that “Satanism is more of a philosophy and ideology, and not so much a religion. We don’t believe in a literal Satan. Instead, we use its philosophy and the symbology behind it to form our opinions on the way the world should go.”

Aker claims his club has “the same amount of validity” as other religious groups on campus, but has a better message — “It’s more modern. It’s less restrictive and puritan. We don’t preach that you’re going to go to Hell if you do bad things … What matters is what you do here, while you’re alive.”

In other words, it’s the same old Aleister Crowleyism — Do As Thou Will.

Aker admitted that his club’s five-part mission statement is based loosely off of the seven tenets of The Satanic Temple, which Aker lauds for advocating topics such as women’s reproductive rights that was promoted by several of the temple’s chapters as “Menstruatin’ With Satan,” in which feminine health care products were collected and redistributed to communities in need.

Alec Nabinger, a fourth-year student studying sustainable materials and technology, described some of Satanic Students’ principles to which he was drawn when he joined the club: “It’s more of just, the Satanic ideals of bodily autonomy, knowledge through science, accountability.”

Aker said the club has 8 members.

A 2017 column in Crisis Magazine addressed the rise of “Satanism” groups in America (Breitbart):

The real issue is all about the mainstreaming of Satanism in America. Much as the same-sex ‘marriage’ debate was about acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle, so also Satanic groups seek social acceptance. Indeed, this is what the Satanists themselves declare. For them, it has nothing to do with religious practices. Many of them even allege they have none. They simply want to mainstream Satanism so that it will be viewed as normal.

H/t Big Lug

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Philadelphia Museum of Contemporary Art to host satanic Black Mass

Are we in Hell yet?

A Black Mass is a satanic ritual — the inversion of the traditional Latin Mass.

On Friday night, October 12, 2018, the Philadelphia Museum of Contemporary Art will host two satanic Black Masses.

As of this morning, the 8 PM Black Mass is sold out. The museum is still hawking tickets for the 10:30 PM Black Mass.

From an email by Robert Ritchie, Director of America Needs Fatima:

According to the web site of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), they will host a Satanic Black Mass Ritual on Friday, October 12.

It will be performed by one of the founders of the Satanic group known as The Satanic Temple, which has rented the mausoleum’s venue to perform the ritual.

Why would PhilaMOCA allow such an event?

Sadly, it’s going ahead.

I pray you will join me in asking Our Lady, St. Michael the Archangel, and all the Angels and Saints to bless our defense of the precious remnants of Christian Civilization in America – so threatened by these black mass rituals.

As a loving member of God’s Church Militant, pray for Heaven’s help, and take action now.

Efforts at mainstreaming satanic worship in America have been going on for a long time.

Apart from private or unadvertised hidden, late-night, impure ‘festivals’ and ‘gatherings’, America Needs Fatima has publicly protested the mainstreaming of Satanism over the years, including:

    • September, 2010…..
      A public black mass in Oklahoma City convention center
    • April, 2014…..
      Legal proceedings to have a Baphomet Idol statue on Oklahoma State grounds
    • October, 2014…..
      Attempt to place Satanic “Coloring Books” in South Florida public school system
    • November, 2014…..
      Setting up a Satanic “Christmas” display in the rotunda of the Florida Statehouse
    • July, 2015…..
      “A night of debauchery” in Detroit at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre and the unveiling of their completed 9’ tall statue of Baphomet
    • December, 2015…..
      A Black Mass and demonic “Consumption of Mary” ceremony in Oklahoma City
    • February, 2016……
      An attempt to begin the Phoenix City Council meeting with a Satanic Prayer Invocation
    • July, 2016……
      Another Black Mass and explanation about it at the Oklahoma Civic Center
    • September, 2016…..
      “After School Satan Clubs” installed in 3 public schools
    • July, 2017……
      Building and setting up a satanic veterans’ memorial with a block of black marble with a pentagram emblazoned on it
    • November, 2017……
      Building and setting up an ugly and chaotic anti-Christmas mangerdisplay in the city square of Boca Raton, Florida
    • August, 2018…..
      Transporting and unveiling a Baphomet Idol statue on the State Capitol Grounds in Little Rock, Arkansas
    • October 12, 2018……
      and now a Black Mass Ritual in Philadelphia

…talk about bringing devils into our country!

It’s critical that we too never give up. God Always! Satan Never!

And so a copy of your protest will be sent to Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney and Mr. Eric Bresler, Director/Curator, PhilaMOCA, asking them to cancel this event.

You and I and all God fearing people cannot allow this latest Satanic assault to go by unopposed.

By the way, Bresler is a Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname (source: Ancestry.com).

To sign the petition, click here.

H/t FOTM reader Alma

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Satan comes to Arkansas: 8½-ft Baphomet statue unveiled in state capitol

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Despite a petition organized by Return to Order signed by 59,000 of Americans to Arkansas’ governor, Asa Hutchinson (R), and state government, a 8½-ft. tall statue of the Devil (in the form of Baphomet, the goat-headed demon), with two smiling children at its side, was unveiled yesterday in front of the Arkansas State Capitol building in Little Rock.

A lesser-known petition on Change.org had only 114 supporters.

The AP reports that Satanic Temple unveiled the Baphomet statue during a First Amendment rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the Capitol grounds.

The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that installation of their statue will demonstrate religious tolerance. Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, who helped organize the rally, said “if you’re going to have one religious monument up then it should be open to others, and if you don’t agree with that then let’s just not have any at all.”

The statue of Baphomet, who is seated and accompanied by two smiling children, can’t be installed under a 2017 law that requires legislative sponsorship for consideration of any monument. Satanic Temple has said it will sue the state, claiming religious discrimination. But when the Satanic Temple tried to join a case the ACLU had already brought against Arkansas, the ACLU asked the court to bar the intervention. A judge has not yet ruled whether the Satanic Temple can join the case.

The Ten Commandments monument was sponsored by Republican Sen. Jason Rapert and installed quietly in 2017. Less than 24 hours after its installation, a man drove his car into the monument, smashing it to pieces. The same man also destroyed a Ten Commandments monument outside of Oklahoma’s state Capitol. The Satanic Temple had originally tried to install its Baphomet statue there, but Oklahoma’s Supreme Court ruled the Ten Commandments monument was unconstitutional and it was taken down. The Satanic Temple then suspended its Oklahoma campaign.

In an online statement, Rapert said he respected the protesters’ First Amendment rights, but also called them “extremists” and said “it will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.”

About 150 people attended the rally, which had a substantial police presence. A smaller group of counter-protesters holding signs with Bible verses stood quietly nearby, occasionally singing Christian songs. One speaker — a Christian minister — was interrupted by a yelling counter-protester holding a large wooden stick. Police escorted the man away from the stage.

H/t CSM

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Belle Plaine, MN approves satanic monument for veterans park

Belle Plaine, Minnesota, is a small city of 6,661 residents in 2010, about 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis.

In the name of “free speech,” the city government has conceded to satanists in their demand to erect a satanic monument in the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.
Liz Sawyer reports for the (Minnesota) Star Tribune that the people of Belle Plaine wanted to honor fallen U.S. veterans with a modest 2-foot steel war memorial called “Joe,” which features a cross.

In January 2017, fearing a lawsuit rooted in the constitutional separation of church and state, Belle Plaine city leaders ordered the cross to be removed.

But the decision to remove the cross proved deeply unpopular in the predominantly Christian city. For nearly a month, more than 100 flag-toting protesters occupied the park each day, often staking their own handmade crosses into the ground in defiance. Almost overnight, small wooden crosses popped up in business windows, on mailboxes and front lawns.

At a February City Council meeting, Belle Plaine resident Andy Parrish, who led the protests, told an overflow crowd:

“The residents feel a sense of duty. Our veterans defended us and it’s our duty to defend them.”

That same night, city officials withdrew its cross-removal order with what they thought to be a solution — designating a small area in the park as a “free speech zone” that would accommodate 10 or fewer temporary memorials, as long as they honor veterans.

So the cross was reinstalled on the monument in April.

The city’s reinstatement of the monument’s cross is criticized by:

  • Jane Kirtley, director of the University of Minnesota’s Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, who says that even when speech is favorable to a majority — as the cross appears to be in predominantly Christian Belle Plaine — the state cannot impose that view on others. Religious symbols, like a cross, carved onto individual grave markers are treated as Constitutionally-protected free speech. But religious symbols in a public cemetery does not have that right.
  • Similarly, Freedom From Religion Foundation objects to religious monuments on other public property. Foundation attorney Rebecca Markert calls the Belle Plaine case an “egregious violation” and questions the constitutionality of the city’s decision to establish a limited public forum in the park so the cross memorial could be restored. The foundation may submit its own “Atheists in Foxholes” monument.

The Satanic Temple was first in line to test Belle Plaine’s free speech zone with an application to erect a satanic memorial allegedly to honor nonreligious service members — a black cube, inscribed with inverted pentagrams and crowned by an upturned helmet.


Founder Doug Mesner disingenuously claims that the Satanic Temple does not worship Satan, but only seeks equity for nonbelievers, and aims to “encourage reason and empathy, reject tyrannical authority and promote justice”.

City Administrator Mike Votca said the Satanic Temple memorial meets all of the town’s requirements and was swiftly approved: “Nothing is bulletproof, that’s for sure. But I think it’s as fair as it can be, which is really what we’re trying to achieve to eliminate the chance of lawsuits.”

Although Andy Parrish acknowledges that “Everyone understood this could happen” and that the satanic monument is “more annoying than it is offensive,” other Belle Plaine residents accuse groups like Satanic Temple and Freedom From Religion Foundation of preying on small towns that lack the resources to fight back.

Katie Novotny, a vocal cross proponent, said the majority of residents have accepted the idea of a monument that includes satanic symbols because “If you’re truly a Christian, how can you be offended by someone wanting to honor our veterans even though they don’t believe in the same things we believe in?”.

To sign a petition asking Belle Plaine to reverse their approval of the satanic monument, click here.
H/t Will Shanley
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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.
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Satanist Democrat runs for California state Senate

More than 3 years ago, I asked in a post whether a door to Hell was opened when Barack Hussein Obama was elected and inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States of America.
I truly believe that something in the spirit world stirred. A portal to the yawning abyss was opened, from which an army of demonic powers and principalities is unleashed.
Just look at these photos of Obama, taken in 2010, especially the third one. Can’t you almost see a swarm of locusts flying out of that mouth?
Demonic ObamaSpread the wealth! Demonize the rich! (AP photo by Michael Dwyer, Oct. 16, 2010)frighteningThe extraordinary pics have not been photoshopped. They were taken at a rally in Boston for Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick on October 16, 2010, when Obama and the Democrats were not polling well. The pics of an enraged, demonic Obama were so alarming that both Drudge Report and Rush Limbaugh took notice. That in turn prompted the White House to censor media photos of Obama ever since.
Since Obama became president, evil no longer hides in the shadows but has become in-your-face emboldened. See:

In Florida in 2015, a satanist was a candidate for the state Senate who made no secret of drinking goat’s blood in a satanic ritual. Now, California also has a satanist running for the state Senate.
Steve Hill
Josh Sanburn reports for Time, May 12, 2016, that Steve Hill is a Democrat running for the state Senate in California’s 21st district to replace Sharon Runner, the Republican incumbent who is not seeking reelection. A former U.S. Marine, Hill is an avowed atheist and Satanic Temple organizer.
Hill ran unsuccessfully as a write-in candidate last year during a special election. He said this year he’s getting shunned by the Democratic establishment largely because of his views. He said:

“I’m a Satanist as far as trying to get people to understand that I don’t believe in the devil any more than I believe in God. All of it is stupid. But if I have to tell people I’m the devil to get them to listen, then, OK, I’m the devil. I don’t go worship Satan and pour milk on me. But [Satanism] would influence me greatly because I could deal from a different perspective, as a regular human being”– whatever that means.

Hill, who also works as a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles, is helping organize an L.A. chapter for the Satanic Temple, a nationwide Satanic activist organization. Hill said he identifies with the temple’s mission, which he described as a “humanist approach that raises levels of consciousness.” He said he reconciles his atheism with Satanism by not believing in any sort of deity or otherworldly presence and instead adheres to the Satanic Temple’s goals like keeping church and state separate.
The Satanic Temple is the group that pledged to erect a Satanic monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol alongside one displaying the Ten Commandments. (The Ten Commandments monument has since been removed after it was smashed to pieces when a man drove a car into it.)
Doug Mesner, a Satanic Temple leader and spokesman who also often goes by the name Lucien Greaves, said he doesn’t know of any members who are elected officials in the U.S., but that “every day, we’re being told of new plans for credible people within our membership to make a run for various public offices.”

See “Satanism as a new political movement in America“.

Hill said he had roughly $100 in his campaign account and that he’s essentially been abandoned by the Democratic Party and plans to file as an independent. And it’s not just the party that’s left him behind. He said many of his friends have kept their distance since it’s come out that he’s an atheist running for office.
Ever the optimist, Hill said, “But I think more people are climbing out from under these rocks and saying, we exist. We’re human”– whatever that means.
H/t FOTM‘s Gretchen and MomOfIV
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Satanism as a new political movement in America

Did you know that when Barack Obama began his presidency with his mother-in-law (Mooch’s mom) inviting a voodoo priestess to perform a Santeria ceremony in the White House? (See “Under Obama, demons have entered the White House“)
It is therefore not surprising that since 2008, self-described Satanists increasingly became active in America — holding Black Mass in public places, making invocations at city council meetings, setting up satanic (Christmas) holiday displays at city halls, and erecting a statue to Satan in Detroit. See:

The organization behind many of the Satanic activities is the New York-based Satanic Temple that first showed up on our political radar in 2013 when, in the name of “religious parity,” the satanists demanded their “right” to erect a 7-foot tall monument to Satan next to one of the Ten Commandments outside the Oklahoma State Capitol building. (Satanic Temple’s project eventually fell through when a man drove his car into and shattered the Ten Commandments monument.)

Satanic Temple's proposed statue outside Oklahoma State Capitol building

Satanic Temple’s proposed statue outside Oklahoma State Capitol building


In an article for The Conversation, April 19, 2016, Joseph P. Laycock, an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Texas State University, points out that The Satanic Temple (TST) is more than a religion, it is a burgeoning political movement that is bent on and is effecting political change.
Laycock notes that a horror film, “The Witch,” has become “one of the surprise hits of 2016” in part because of an endorsement from The Satanic Temple (TST), which is collaborating with the movie’s A24 studios on a promotional four-city tour called The Sabbat Cycle, in which screenings of the movie are followed by politically driven satanic rituals. The stated goal of The Sabbat Cycle is to inspire a “satanic revolution.”
Promotional poster for "The Witch"

Promotional poster for “The Witch”


The Sabbat Cycle is part of the Satanic Temple’s PR model since its inception 2013, in which the shocking and the frightening are used to lure media attention to their cause, which the Temple claims is the “separation of church and state.” But the Temple has no objections to non-Christian religions, certainly not to Islam or Judaism, but focuses its attacks on Christianity. That tells us that its cause isn’t really the separation of church and state, but rather the undermining of Christianity and Christian culture — all in the name of the First Amendment and religious pluralism. As Laycock puts it:

Since its founding, TST has waged a highly active campaign to demand greater separation between church and state, and to challenge the privileged relationship Christianity has with government.

TST first made headlines in 2013, when it held a rally in Florida, ostensibly to congratulate Governor Rick Scott for passing a bill, Senate Bill 98, that would allow students to read “inspirational messages of their choosing” at assemblies and sporting events, which the Temple twisted to include satanic messages. And so the rally featured a sign declaring, “Hail Satan! Hail Rick Scott!”

Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves at a Satanic Temple rally on Jan. 25, 2013, on the Capitol Steps of Tallahassee in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.

Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves at a Satanic Temple rally on Jan. 25, 2013, on the Capitol Steps of Tallahassee in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.


Today, Satanic Temple has 17 chapters in the United States and Europe and claims an estimated 100,000 members – a figure based on the purchase of membership cards and various forms of online support.
Invoking the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Satanic Temple chapters across the U.S. have launched campaigns demanding the same religious rights and privileges afforded to Christianity, including:

Satanic Temple at Michigan State Capitol, Dec. 2015

The Satanic Temple performs a satanic ritual at the Michigan State Capitol in December 2015. The Satanic Temple/Facebook

Laycock attended a Sabbat Cycle screening of “The Witch” in Austin, Texas. He writes:

Following the screening, everyone migrated to a bar and music venue called The Sidewinder, where TST held their ritual. Members from the Detroit and San Antonio chapters began setting up and handing out satanic American flags painted in only black and white. I mingled with a small crowd of Satanic sympathizers and the curious. Leather jackets, tattoos and pentagrams were in abundance. […]

During the ritual, a speaker played an excerpt from a speech by Baptist pastor Dr. Jeff Owens, in which Owens warned his congregation, “Satan does not want you to do what he wants you to do. Satan wants you to do what you want to do.” (Other eyewitness accounts of the ritual can be found here and here.) Owens had been warning that Satan uses people’s pride and selfish desires against them, but the ritual imposed its own interpretation onto his message: To TST, Satan represents moral autonomy and personal responsibility.
[Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex] Blackmore eventually appeared from beneath a hood and took to a podium to deliver what can only be described as a “satanic jeremiad.” She warned that Christian theocrats were taking over America and that those present – atheists, satanists, fans of heavy metal and punk music – were allowing it to happen: “There’s too much apathy and not enough resistance!”
She told the audience, “We do not seek followers, but collaborators.”
Afterward I spoke with some young people from the crowd. One explained that he was attracted to Satanism because “It’s about knowledge,” not dogma. […]

As the event wound down, I was able to interview Blackmore. Like [Karl] Marx, Blackmore saw her revolution as inevitable: the Christian Right would naturally drive people to rebel against it.
She told me that […]  TST wants to challenge the popular belief that America is a “Christian nation.” […]
In many ways, TST is the heir to the “New Left” of the 1960s and such figures as Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg. […] it is […] unclear what effect TST might have on America’s political center of gravity.
Nonetheless, millennials now outnumber baby boomers. They’re a more diverse generation than their predecessors, and major changes to the political landscape seem inevitable.

Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Backmore

Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Backmore


See also “Satanists endorse Bernie Sanders for President“.
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Florida state capitol approves Satanic "holiday" display

Rule No. 4 of satanist (and Obama’s political mentor) Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals is “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.”
Leftists and satanists alike are experts in deploying that rule against conservatives and Christians. A demonic group that calls itself the Satanic Temple is especially deft in wielding that weapon.
In January of last year, citing the Oklahoma legislature’s approval of the placement of a Ten Commandments monument outside the state capitol building in Oklahoma City, the Temple managed to wrestle permission to erect a 7 ft. statue of Satan next to the Ten Commandments. Since then, the Ten Commandments monument itself was smashed by a man driving his car into it.
Then the Satanic Temple demanded equal treatment by having prayer in public schools to the Devil.
Now the Satanic Temple has obtained approval from Florida’s state capitol for a “holiday” display (see below) — all in the name of equal treatment.

Satanic Temple's 2014 "holiday" display in Tallahassee, Florida

Satanic Temple’s 2014 “holiday” display in Tallahassee, Florida


CBS Miami reports, Dec. 4, 2014, that the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) this week approved a proposed (Christmas) holiday display from the Satanic Temple, which a year ago was rejected because the agency had found its proposal “grossly offensive.”
The Satanic Temple threatened to sue after being rejected last year but never took action. Lucien Greaves, spokesman for the Satanic Temple, said in an email that “the difference seems to be in the fact that this time around we arrived with lawyers.”
Satanic Temple’s approved display will banner the phrase “Happy holidays from the Satanic Temple” atop a diorama of an angel falling into Hell. Inscribed on a card next to the display is this quote from Isaiah 14:12, leaving no doubt that the falling angel is Lucifer:

How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn!

With pseudo piety, Greaves said in the email, “We hope that, this holiday season, everybody can put their religious differences aside and respect that the celebratory spirit of responsible hedonism is available to all.”
The temple’s display, scheduled to be set up on Dec. 22, is one of five displays that got approval to be put up in the first-floor rotunda of the Capitol for the end-of-year “holiday” period, joining nativity scenes and various secular presentations. The state agency also approved a “Happy Winter Solstice” banner from the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and an entry from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster — a group that opposes the introduction of creationism and intelligent design as science in public schools.
Two additional requested displays are pending final approval: a 6-foot stack of empty beer cans to mark the Seinfeld sitcom-created Festivus holiday; and a poster by the American Atheists of Tallahassee which says “Celebrate the true meaning of Xmas” with random words that include “charity,” “family,” “Rockettes,” “hot chocolate,” and “Chinese food”.
The DMS state agency offered no explanation for its approval of the displays. John Tupps, a spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott (R), deferred comment to the department, saying that “DMS makes the rules for the Capitol.”
To contact the Florida capitol:

Click here to send an email or call them at 850-488-2786.

H/t FOTM’s CSM and MomOfIV
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Update (Dec. 24, 2014):

On Dec. 23, 2014, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Capitol Police officers arrested Susan Hemeryck, 54, for ripping apart the Satanic Temple holiday display in the lobby of the Florida Capitol. Hemeryck told the officers she was “sorry” but “had to take down the Satanic display” because it was “not right,” and began to rip the display apart. She was then escorted away and placed under arrest. Hemeryck is facing a charge of criminal mischief. She was released on her own recognizance. (Source)
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Oklahoma City in America's spiritual war: 10 Commandments monument smashed into pieces

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There is a ferocious spiritual war in America, and Oklahoma City seems to be at the center, targeted by malevolent people and forces.
In 2009 when Republicans were in control, the state legislature gave the green light for a Ten Commandments statue, paid for with private funds, to be placed outside the state capitol building in Oklahoma City.
Three years later, in November 2012, a 6-feet tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments was erected.
10 commandments monument outside Oklahoma state Capitol
Almost immediately, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) leveled a lawsuit to remove the monument, claiming that it violated the state constitution’s ban against using public property to support church or religion.
The ACLU’s lawsuit was followed by the New York-based Satanic Temple declaring their intention to build a 7 ft. tall statue of their master next to the Ten Commandments — all in the name of “religious parity.”
Then, on September 21, 2014, a local satanist group conducted a blasphemous “Black Mass” right smack in the Oklahoma City Civic Center.

Alton Nolen

Alton Nolen


Three days after the satanic Black Mass, on September 24, 2014, a recent convert to Islam, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, walked into a Vaughan Foods administrative office in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, and attacked two female employees with a knife. Nolen beheaded Colleen Hufford, 54, and repeatedly stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, who survived the attack. (See “Of course he did: Obama Official Praises Mosque Of Oklahoma Beheader Alton Nolen”)
Mark Vaughan, the company’s chief operating officer, who is also a reserve sheriff’s deputy, shot Nolen, stopping the attack. Nolen was charged with first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and may also face federal charges as well.
Writing for CNN, Mel Robbins is incredulous that the FBI refuses to call Nolen’s attack and beheading a terrorist attack:

It was a terrorist attack, and everyone knows it. Why won’t the government say so? The Washington Post reports that the FBI found ‘no indication that Alton Alexander Nolen was copying the beheadings of journalists in Syria by the Islamic State … adding that they are treating this as an incident of workplace violence.’
Workplace violence? You can’t be serious! Oh wait — the FBI must mean “workplace violence” as in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the terrorist convicted in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that killed 13 people and left many more wounded.

On September 19, 2014, the ACLU’s lawsuit to remove the Ten Commandments monument was thrown out by an Oklahoma County judge.
So satanists took matters into their own talons.
Zak Patterson reports for Oklahoma City’s KOCO that at approximately 9 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2014, a man drove his car into the Ten Commandments monument and smashed it into pieces.
The suspect told the Secret Service, upon his arrest, that Satan had told him to do it. He admitted that he had urinated on the monument before running it over.
The suspect reportedly also made vague threats at the Oklahoma City Federal Building and said he would kill President Obama and spit on a photo of Obama. The man was taken into custody. The vehicle involved was abandoned and has since been impounded.
The cleanup is underway and parts of the Ten Commandments monument will be restored.
The ACLU of Oklahoma made this statement following the incident:
“The ACLU of Oklahoma and our clients are outraged at this apparent act of vandalism. While we have and continue to seek the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol grounds through the judicial process, the Ten Commandments constitute a strong foundation in our clients’ deeply held religious beliefs. To see the Ten Commandments desecrated by vandals is highly offensive to them as people of faith. Our Oklahoma and Federal Constitutions seek to create a society in which people of all faiths and those of no faith at all can coexist as equals without fear of repressions from the government or their neighbors. Whether it is politicians using religion as a political tool or vandals desecrating religious symbols, neither are living up to the full promise of our founding documents.”
An official with the US Attorney’s Office said if enough evidence is found against the suspect regarding his alleged threats against the president then a report will be submitted to the US Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call OHP at 405-425-7709.

Michael Reed Jr.

Michael Reed Jr.


The police have since identified the man as Michael Tate Reed Jr., 29. He is from Roland and was taken to Oklahoma County mental facility for an emergency order of detention and a mental evaluation.
Reed’s mother, Crystal Tucker, said her son “would never deface something that meant so much to him. He takes the Ten Commandments very seriously.” Tucker said Reed has been battling breakdowns for two years ever since he was injured at work four years ago. (See “Psychiatric nurse says half of patients have a spiritual affliction”)
Tucker said when her son “has these breakdowns, the one thing that is foremost in his mind, his religion, is the thing he takes it out on.” But Reed does not worship Satan, the mother said. “Anyone who knows Michael, knows he loves his God. Right now, everyone is praying for him.”
Well, mom. I suggest you ask your son who “his God” is.
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UPDATE (July 1, 2015):

The satanists win.
On June 30, 2015, in a 7-2 opinion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the 10 Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol because the monument violates Article 2, Section 5, of the Oklahoma Constitution which prohibits the use of public money or property to directly or indirectly benefit a “church denomination or system of religion.” Read more here. (H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV)
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Satanists want to build a 7-ft tall statue of Satan next to 10 Commandments

Remember my post of about a month ago, on a group of New York-based devil worshippers who call themselves the Satanic Temple — in the name of “religious parity” — planning to erect a monument to Satan next to the Ten Commandments outside the state capitol building in Oklahoma?
10 commandments monument outside Oklahoma state Capitol
In 2009, the conservative-led Oklahoma state legislature approved a privately funded Ten Commandments monument, which was erected last year outside the state Capitol building. Ever since the approval, opponents have called into question the constitutionality of the monument. The Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking its removal.
Similar requests for other “religious parity” monuments have been made by a Hindu leader in Nevada, an animal rights group and the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
In response, the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission recently placed a moratorium on considering any new requests. “Anybody can still make their request, but we’ll hold off on considering them until the [ACLU] lawsuit is adjudicated,” commission Chairman Trait Thompson said.
Well, the Satanic Temple has chosen a design for their monument.
CBS New York reports from Oklahoma City that yesterday, Jan. 6, 2014, the Satanic Temple unveiled designs for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan. The group hasy submitted its application to the Capitol Preservation Commission, including an artist’s rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

BaphometDesign submitted by Satanic Temple

Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement: “The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond. The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”
The push by The Satanic Temple has rankled elected leaders in this conservative state known as the buckle of the Bible Belt, who say such a proposal would never be approved by the commission.
“I think you’ve got to remember where you are. This is Oklahoma, the middle of the Heartland,” said Rep. Don Armes (R-Faxon). “I think we need to be tolerant of people who think different than us, but this is Oklahoma, and that’s not going to fly here.”
Another Oklahoma legislator, Rep. Earl Sears (R-Bartlesville), called the group’s effort “an insult to the good people of the state. I do not see Satanism as a religion, and they have no place at the state Capitol.”

Lucien GreavesGreaves makes the devil’s horns hand-sign (Oops! Excuse me! it’s really the “I love you” sign of deaf-mutes! No, it’s really the Texas Longhorns handsign! Sarc) at a Satanic Temple rally in Tallahassee, on Jan. 25, 2013, in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.

But Greaves says “We plan on moving forward one way or another” and claims to have raised nearly half of the $20,000 needed to build the monument.
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H/t FOTM’s swampygirl
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