The Satanic Temple cancelled their plans for an after-school club in a Washington state school district.
The satanic Baphomet statue (Facebook)
“It’s a relief to everybody in this room,” Centennial Elementary School Principal Erwin Stroosma said, while applause broke out. The Mount Vernon School District has school-sponsored activities in the space requested by the club and would not allow the club to meet until several hours after school.
Satanists previously announced their after-school activities at the start of the school year.
The Satanic Temple planned to send out a letter August 1 to demand their After School Satan Club be offered to youngsters in juxtaposition to the evangelistic Good News Club.
“TST’s ‘After School Satan Clubs’ are led by caring Satanists from local chapters in the community near the school,” according to a letter to be sent to the Unified School District in Los Angeles.
“The ASSC curriculum is based on principles that teach secular moral values, critical thinking and self-determination,” the letter continues. “All children are welcome regardless of their religious background and parents are welcome to attend.”
Prominent Christian leaders, like evangelist Franklin Graham, are horrified at the push:
Saturday The Washington Post reported that “After School Satan Clubs” could be coming to elementary schools across the country. The initiative is sponsored by The Satanic Temple which says they don’t worship Satan at all, but they are a voice for secularism. We are already seeing the devastating effects of secularism everywhere. These self-proclaimed political activists are open about the fact that they’re really just trying to counter the success of Christian clubs such as the “Good News Clubs” that have spread across America. They think there’s not enough separation of church and state. Their leader and co-founder Doug Mesner (who goes by Lucien Greaves) is fervently leading this charge. Will you join me in doing something unexpected? Let’s pray for this man’s eyes to be opened to the truth of the gospel and his own personal need of a Savior. Pray for his heart to be touched and softened by the working of God’s Holy Spirit. No one is beyond the reach of God’s love and mercy. Before he came to faith, the apostle Paul was once the greatest enemy and persecutor of the church. Let’s also pray for school leadership to have wisdom to decline the letter of request for these After School Satan Clubs which the article says will be going out today. They even include a link to the letter. Let me know what you think.
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