'Woke' School Officials Defend 'After School Satan Club' for 6 to 10-Year-Olds
Promotes Critical Thinking, Sovereignty for Elementary Kids
A school district in Illinois has defended an “After School Satan Club” for children in grades one through five, claiming its decision was down to inclusivity reasons and “equal access.”
The Moline-Coal Valley School District After School Satan Club was scheduled to hold its first meeting Thursday, according to KWQC TV6.
The flyers said that “the after school Satan Club does not attempt to convert children to any religious ideology.
"Instead, The Satanic Temple supports children to think for themselves.”
After hearing “mounting concerns and questions," the school district’s superintendent, Dr. Rachel Savage, said she wanted to address some details.
According to Savage, the club doesn’t involve any teachers, and the flyers “were not distributed to all students.”
She added the facility rental for the club was not and “is not affiliated with Jane Addams or the district.”
Does your child’s school need an after-school club as an alternative to the Good News Club or other religious clubs? After School Satan Club (ASSC) is back! https://t.co/meoLJJsYiE #EducatinWithSatan #ASSC #AfterSchoolSatan #TheSatanicTemple pic.twitter.com/8ihCDLlQPM— The Satanic Temple (@satanic_temple_) January 8, 2022
The statement added the idea for the club came from parents within the district.
Savage also said they reached out to the national organization behind the after-school Satan club.
The parent said the club was looking to bring other viewpoints to the school.
The superintendent said that rejecting the organization “to pay to rent their publicly-funded institution” would have been illegal.
The district said other religious entities have also used its facilities in the past.
TST invites you to our Sol Invictus tradition of displaying Baby Baphomet at the Capitol building in Springfield, IL. Come spread the message of harmony and unity!— The Satanic Temple (@satanic_temple_) December 20, 2021
Hopefully, Bishop Paprocki will join our effort in spreading this message to the community.
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But news of the Satan club got some support on social media.
One user on Facebook said:
“Freedom of religion folks no one religion is above the other.
"At least they are honest about what they say.”
BigSkyCountry8 wrote on Twitter:
“If“Fellowship of Christian Athletes, etc., as an after-school club, the First Amendment protects this club too, distasteful though it may be.”
Some did not agree with the club using school facilities:
“Th truly scary part about this is the comments section. It’s unbelievable how many people are actually AGREE with this! Folks, we are in the end of days. Find Jesus Christ before it’s too late!”
Judicial Watch reported the Internal Revenue Service granted an “After School Satan Club” tax-exempt status in 2017.
The approval process for the group's-profit status took only 10 days, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch.
The Satanic Temple’s (TST) website page titled “Educatin’ with Satan,” says its club program “is an after school program that promotes self-directed education by supporting the intellectual and creative interests of students.”
Satanic Abortions are protected by Religious Liberty Lawshttps://t.co/srEoiKhJ88— The Satanic Temple (@satanic_temple_) August 5, 2020