Satanic Temple Seeks to Bring ‘After School Satan Club’ to Elementary Schools Nationwide

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The Satanic Temple, a professing atheist group that masquerades as a Satanist organization, is seeking to bring an “After School Satan Club” to schools nationwide in order to make a point about Bible clubs in public schools.

The organization recently released a promotional video outlining its plans, complete with eerie music, growling and Satanic imagery.

“This year, a new after school program will be offered in elementary schools nationwide,” video text reads. “An after school club focused on rationalism, free inquiry and fun.”

Co-Founder Doug Mesner, who goes by the name Lucien Greaves, outlined on a website dedicated to the effort that its goal is to place clubs in districts where Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is hosting after-school Good News Clubs.

“All of the districts we’ve approached are nearby to local chapters of The Satanic Temple, and each school district has hosted, or is now hosting, Good News Clubs in their schools,” he said. “This being the case, we are sure that the school districts we’ve approached are well aware that they are not at liberty to deny us use of their facilities, nor are they at liberty to deny us any level of representation in the schools that they afford to other school clubs—such as fliers, tables, brochures, and school-wide announcements.”

“We would like to thank the [evangelical legal group] Liberty Counsel, specifically, for opening the doors of public schools to the After School Satan Club through their dedication to religious liberty,” Greaves added with sarcasm.

He explained that districts across the country have been sent letters about The Satanic Temple’s intentions to offer the club in schools. Children will be sent home in the fall with permission slips for parents to sign.

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“It’s important that children be given an opportunity to realize that the evangelical materials now creeping into their schools are representative of but one religious opinion amongst many,” Greaves said. “While the Good News Clubs focus on indoctrination, instilling them with a fear of Hell and God’s wrath, After School Satan Clubs will focus on free inquiry and rationalism, the scientific basis for which we know what we know about the world around us.”

As previously reported, the Satanic Temple sought to place Satanic literature in schools in Delta County, Colorado earlier this year after it took issue with a Bible distribution by Gideon International. It attempted to do the same in Florida in 2014 when a Christian ministry made Bibles available to high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.”

The Satanic Temple also launched an effort to erect an homage to Satan on the grounds of the Oklahoma capitol building in 2013 after the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging the presence of a Ten Commandments monument at the location.

Earlier this month, Satanic Temple member David Suhor was permitted to deliver a Satanic invocation during the Pensacola City Hall meeting, which he admitted was done to combat what he saw as “Christian privilege.”

“[G]o to a moment of silence that lets everybody pray or not according to their own conscience,” he declared, angrily smacking his notebook on the podium.

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  • Amos Moses

    “The Satanic Temple, a professing atheist group that masquerades as a Satanist organization,”

    Come on …………. they are doing satans work …… whether they realize it or not ……. they are a satanist organization ……….. satan does not care if you worship him or not ….. just as long as you do not worship the one true God, YHVH …………….

  • Liberal Elitist

    Must be that “slippery slope” I’ve heard so much about.

    • Amos Moses

      Cliff ……………. no slope there ………

      • Liberal Elitist

        Yes, fundamentalist Christians can never do anything in a small way.

        • Amos Moses

          That would be the LGBLTQRSTUVWXYZ….. etc. ………..

  • Mark Moore

    When you force open the door to Christianity you force the door open to every other religion and philosophy. When are Christians going to learn?

    • Amos Moses

      When you exclude christianity ………….. you create a vacuum that allows everything else to fill it …….. when are the segregationists going to learn? …………….

      • Jalapeno

        Good thing the Christian groups are allowed then, eh?

        • Amos Moses

          according to the “tolerant” ……… no ……….. it is not “tolerated” ………….

          • Jalapeno

            How so?

          • Kelly Samuelson

            Because people try to push Christianity out of everything nowadays. Christianity is the ONLY religion not tolerated by non-religious or other-religion people.

          • Lexical Cannibal

            The Germanic Pagan: Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

          • Paramananda Devasahayam

            if you are not for Christ then you are against Christ. so evrything else would not tolerate Christianity. It is quit but natrual so they have to, because they are not of God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

    • Paramananda Devasahayam

      Dear Mr. Mark Morre, A true Chritian aways know he has to witness aboyut Christ to everyone even unto the ends of the world. Because it is said “Ye are(my) the witness” Isaiah43: 1 and 12; and Luke 24:47 and 48 are the commandment given by God and the Son of God, Jesus to his disciples who are true Christians. (Act11:26 … The disciples were called Christians). If you are a true Chritian or a nominal Chiristan with out faitrh, can be realized by your witnessing life. Satan will always try to oppose but the Word of God says to resist the devil. Need not fear for what Satan tries to do. Jesus said ” I behold Satan as lightnig fall from heaven” Yes he is now trying to build up his kngdom. do you want to assist him or do you want to obey Jesus? you can choose it is upto you.

      • Cathy McMahan

        you don’t even know your history, they were not called christians until Constantine made it so. And the new testament wasn’t written until the 4th century. The Popish Councils of Nice and Laodicea, about 350 years after the time the person called Jesus Christ is said to have lived, voted the books that now compose what is called the New Testament to be the Word of God. This was done by yeas and nays, as we now vote a law.

    • IzTheBiz

      No-one is forcing any door open, except for practicing atheists. The fact is that everything good in society, education, law, welfare, civil rights, has its basis in the Judeo-Christian belief system. Atheists haven’t produced much, except for Stalin, Mao tse tung etc.What the religious atheists want is for THEIR belief system to reign supreme in education. Christianity is competition!! Of course this is all a major distraction from the real threat of Islam, which is going to wipe out western civilisation eventually, but you people are too gutless to do anything about it.

    • Cathy McMahan

      they don’t get the freedom of religion in America

  • Chris כריס Perver

    Their idea of free inquiry is that everything is permissible apart from Christianity. There’s nothing free nor rational about that.

    • Amos Moses

      Diversity is perversity ………….

    • axelbeingcivil

      Actually, everything in this is permissible because Christian groups are already allowed to do this. If one group is allowed, so must be every other.

    • uninvitedguest

      How so? Does your religion give you special rights that no one else has?

      • Chris כריס Perver

        If there is such a thing as absolute truth, do you not think that should be what is taught? If there is no absolute truth, then by all means, teach whatever you want.

  • james blue

    They are only going to set up at schools with religious clubs, not schools without religious clubs.

    They have that right, I’m not sure how many children will be joining mind you.

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    I’m all for it – let them set up their clubs and see how many parents sign their children up.

    It will be a great witnessing opportunity for Christians who have the time to meet with them too.

    The abortionist will surely sign his or her kids up – he or she is doing the devil’s work already, and is a de facto member – whether he or she knows it or not.

    Besides, Satan is already a continuous presence in the government schools anyway.

    • Nidalap

      Too true. The sad thing is, in their snarky, snide attempt at irony, they’re actually reflecting the truth in their hearts…

    • Jalapeno

      And what exactly is the “devil’s work” in this case? Learning to be tolerant and be open minded about other peoples views? Learning to pay attention to the facts?

      • uninvitedguest


      • Amos Moses

        “The sad thing is, in their snarky, snide attempt at irony, they’re actually reflecting the truth in their hearts…” ~ Nidalap

        • Jalapeno

          Okay..the truth that..they want people to be tolerant?

          • Amos Moses

            The tolerant ……….. are mostly ………. no ……… ALL ……….intolerant ………. so by definition ……… not tolerant ………. “i am not a racist” ……. “how do you know” ……. “because i can identify everyone by their race and i like them” ……… “so to not be racist, we have to identify everyone into a racial category …… so we are SEEN to not be racist” …….

            There was a line in the TV show “Lost” ……… all the different groups on the island felt they needed to point out to everyone ……… “We are the good guys” …… until one of the characters….. a pilot …. pointed out ……. “it has been my experience, the good guys never need to tell everyone they are the good guys” …….. but we have all the “tolerant” people here ….. feeling the need to explain how “tolerant” they are ……….. and they aint ………

            6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
            6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
            6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
            6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

          • Jalapeno

            Tolerance does not include being tolerant of intolerance.

          • Amos Moses

            You cannot even see the incongruity of your own statement ………… REALLY …… and is it wetter under water if you are there when it rains ………………..

          • Jalapeno

  ’s true.

            If you have a reason why you disagree, I’d love to hear it. Otherwise..I’ll just have to live with my crushing disappointment.

          • Amos Moses

            “If you have a reason why you disagree, I’d love to hear it.”

            Nope ……….. it is self-refuting NONSENSE ……………..

          • Jalapeno

            Okay. Was worth a try.

          • Amos Moses

            i dont hate anybody …… and those people that hate ….. well, i REALLY hate those people

            …….. makes about as much sense as what you said ……

          • Jalapeno

            Do you need me to explain it to you?

          • Amos Moses

            Sir or madame ……….. there is no explanation for nonsense ……….. except more nonsense …

          • Jalapeno

            Okay, let me know if you change your mind.

  • jael2

    Satan has been running the public system for decades, and when prayer and God were banished in 1963 it has rapidly gone into the abyss . Adding a satanic afterschool program is just icing on the cake.
    The whole system needs to be totally dismantled; it’s beyond reformation. And for those who profess Christ, if your child is being indoctrinated with this wickedness, it’s time to pull them out. God will make a way.

  • Rick

    This is simply a group that is promoting the entity that has been behind their endeavor all along. Atheism has it’s roots in satanic form. Pride, materialism, idolatry–these all form the foundation for a people who reject God’s purpose for man and reject His sovereignty.
    This will actually make it easier to share the love of Christ. When people talk about any form of spiritualism, it opens the doors to all form of conversation that eventually leads to Christ.
    Echoing the sentiments of Joseph in Gen. 50–20″As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”

    • james blue

      Atheism has only one tenet, the denial of the existence of any god. beyond that there is nothing to connect one atheist to another other than coincidence.

      Other than denying the existence of any God nothing an Atheist does is part of atheism.
      Atheism begins and ends with the denial of the existence of any God

      • Amos Moses

        ” beyond that there is nothing to connect one atheist to another other than coincidence.”

        So you are a coincidence theorist …………. interesting …………

        • james blue

          I actually chuckled at that. Thank you.

      • Paramananda Devasahayam

        Ps 53:1 says ” The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. Corrupt they are who have done abominable iniquity” – in denying God. ” Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? they eat bread : they have not called upon God, Ps53:4

        • james blue

          And? What does that have to do with anything I’ve written?

      • IzTheBiz

        atheists DO NOT operate in a vacuum. You have a belief system and its called SECULAR HUMANISM. To say otherwise is disingenuous or flat out lying! Everyone has a belief system. Believing or Not believing in god is irrelevant!!! Think it through

        • james blue

          If they have a system, it’s a system of one. and not something they are required to have/do as part of Atheism.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    De-christianized Western culture’s ultimate confusion on good and evil. Man cannot even decide what is good and evil apart from God. Good(Christianity) should be taught and promoted, not the bad and the evil( blasphemy, Satanism, infanticide, sexual immorality, suicide, etc). The bad and evil must be opposed and avoided. Laws need morality. Sins have no equality with anything. Pagans worship demons out of ignorance, but the Post-christian Westerners worship demons knowing it’s evil and push it upon children and that is truly evil. Satan exists, and tragedies happen when the people listen to him instead to God. The West must stop attacking Christianity; the attitude is bringing the reign of evil instead of goodness. May the Lord Jesus intervene in America for the sake of all children.

  • Michael D Coxie

    the schools may not be at liberty to deny you access Lucien greaves BUT the parents can all they have to do is NOT sign the permission slips for their kids to attend.

  • Martin Smit

    They really should go ahead and do this. Let them show the vast congregation that they represent in the name of the father of lies. Surely they are not just a bunch of lazy trouble makers full of snide remarks from the sidelines? It will be horrendous, and people will die, but they really should go ahead. The prosecutions should be fun.

  • Chrissy Vee

    Weird, evil promotion. Wonder what the audio actually says when played forward. These wicked fools are literally playing with fire and inviting children to join them.
    ~It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.~ Hebrews 10:31
    Father, please protect our children.

    • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord


  • Leyla1001nights

    If you allow one, you must allow all religions.

  • George T

    Atheists are cowards. They hide behind laws. If you see one in public they will piss their pants when you confront them.

  • Crystal

    Go Christ!!!

  • Alejandro

    This atheist group tries to counteract Christian group who preach a “fear-based superstition” by emphasizing critical thinking, rationalism, logic, etc. Yes there is a percentage of Christians who preach a fear-based gospel, which is unfortunate, but trying to tip the scale by forcing religious caricatures down the throats of students doesn’t help them either. Besides, this atheist crusade is just as guilty of proselytizing using fear-based tactics. Students see the caricatures and hear the attacks on Christians and they fear that if they ever identify as one they will be poked fun of. And we all know that reputation is everything when you’re young.

    Defacing Christians doesn’t sound like critical thinking to me.

  • peanut butter

    These nuts need to go away. What are they going to call it, the Bad News Club? That would be the antithesis of the Good News Club. These parents need to tear up those permission slips and then burn them..

  • IzTheBiz

    The problem is that atheist groups don’t actually contribute anything to society, except immorality!
    They never have!

  • Tracy Grotefend

    Satan is already in the schools. He came in when God was taken out. Let the Christians have their meetings and Satan can have his meetings. I know the love of Christ will outshine the darkness. Problem solved.