Sunday, May 21, 2023

COMING TO A SCHOOL NEAR YOU?: 'Big plans for next school year': After School Satan Club Looks to Expand to High Schools; After-School Satan Clubs Are Hot, Hot, Hot!; Satan Clubs gain popularity Amid Legal Victories

'Big plans for next school year': After School Satan Club looks to expand to high schools:
An after-school club connected to the Satanic Temple is looking to expand to high schools, and the club's campaign director said it has "big plans" for next school year.
The clubs, which are associated with the Satanic Temple, started in 2020 and caught the attention of parents seeking an alternative to religious clubs, according to June Everett, the campaign director for the club. Everett claimed the club is considering teaching some of the Satanic Temple's seven core tenets in the clubs, as well as expanding its clubs to high schools, according to the Hill.
"We have a lot of big plans for next school year," Everett said.
The problem the club faces is that unlike in primary schools, in which clubs are largely run by adults, students at high schools must be more actively engaged in the club to keep it running.
However, Everett stated that a new partnership between the club and the nonprofit group Secular Student Alliance could help expand the club's availability to other schools, including high schools. The Secular Student Alliance states on its website that it is the only national organization dedicated to atheist, humanist, and other nontheist students.
"[Secular Student Alliance's] specialty is really college level and high school kids. So with their partnership, we hope to use them to help us get into more high schools and colleges," Everett said. --->READ MORE HERE
After-School Satan Clubs Are Hot, Hot, Hot!
Following a major legal victory in the free speech department, after school Satan Clubs are picking up steam.
Launched in 2020 and promptly opposed by most parents, the clubs, associated with the Satanic Temple, are being pitched as an alternative to Christian after-school groups for those who identify as agnostics, atheists and religious minorities, such as pagans.
Last Monday, the Satanic Temple and the ACLU scored a legal victory after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled against the Northampton County school district, which banned the club from meeting on its grounds.
"In a victory for free speech and religious freedom, a federal court has ruled that the Saucon Valley School District must allow the After School Satan Club to meet in district facilities," the ACLU said in a statement.
Totally not Satanic?
The PR campaign behind the Satanic Temple is a sight to behold. Founded in 2014, the organization claims to "encourage benevolence and empathy, reject tyrannical authority," and says that members should use "practical common sense" and stand up for justice.
Congregations tell those interested that if they're trying to "sell my soul, get rich, join the Illuminati, etc.," that they should look elsewhere. --->READ MORE HERE:
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