The first After School Satan Club in the United States was approved at Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. Before the After School Satan Club held their first meeting they were met with several dozen protesters from local Catholic Churches.
“Everybody knows there’s nothing good about a Satanic group,” said Jose Delgado, father of a Sacramento student. “The Devil’s obviously an evil thing.”
“They’re trying to make it like, oh it’s a positive thing but how can you feel safe or feel OK with your kids coming to school knowing that there’s a Satanic group here when we all know what they’re really about,” he added.
“Freedom of speech, I understand. But like I said, we’ve all known, Satan is Satan. It’s the devil,” he continued. “How can anything positive come out of that? We already live in a messed up world.”
The second Satanic After School Club has been approved in the United States and will be held at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington. It is set to have its first open house for teachers and students on December 14th.
The News Tribune reported that Rev. Gregory Christopher, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Tacoma, was disappointed that the club has been approved by the elementary school.
“I don’t think that the Tacoma School District should assist them in proselytizing, nor assist them in their goal to undermine the faith community by allowing them to have an open house at the school,” Christopher said. He said he and other pastors “will be prayerful on how we make sure that our children are not brainwashed by this Satan Club.”
The Satanic Temple of Seattle has defended it’s purpose for the club stating that,
While the twisted Evangelical teachings of The Good News Clubs robs children of the innocence and enjoyment of childhood, replacing them with a negative self image, preoccupation with sin, fear of Hell, and aversion to critical thinking, After School Satan Clubs incorporate games, projects, and thinking exercises that help children understand how we know what we know about our world and our universe.
“Allowing the After School Satan Clubs access to the school district facilities is the only legal option available to the school districts we’ve applied to hold clubs in, as they also host ‘Good News Clubs’ organized by the Child Evangelism Fellowship,” said Lucien Greaves, spokesman and co-founder of The Satanic Temple.
“We want to cut this off and defeat it before it ever gets a chance to take root,” said one pastor.
“We are the taxpayers here and we ought to stand up and let them know they are not welcome, they don’t pay taxes here,” said another leader.
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(H/T – CBN News)
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