Monday, March 06, 2023

Satan Clubs For Kids Sprouting Across the Country

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The Satanic Temple recently announced multiple new after-school clubs across the country, raising concerns from religious leaders about the impact that pushing Satanism on students could have in the future.

This is not isolated to areas where New Age mysticism is popular. It's spreading and sprouting in public schools across the nation.

Penny Nance, CEO and president of  Concerned Women for America, the nation's largest women's public policy organization, says: “Parents need to wake up and understand false ideologies are everywhere and they must train up their children to follow the one true God of love, not one of evil and destruction."

Be informed, not misled.

The Satanic Temple (TST) describes its religion as a “scientific, rationalist and non-superstitious worldview” and TST’s National Campaign Director June Everett told NBC affiliate WAVY that the purpose of the clubs is to go “to schools where other religious clubs are operating” to provide an alternative.

At the moment the "Temple" seems to be focused on two main things. Killing unwanted unborn children: abortion. And destroying the lives of those kids that made it out of the womb alive.  

The Satanic Temple and abortion.

Recently our daily radio program has expanded into New Mexico. I wrote an article recently about the Satanic Temple's opening of the nation's first online abortion clinic in New Mexico. They promise there are many more to come.

TST has petitioned Texas to allow Satanic Temple members the ability to continue receiving voluntary abortions as part of a religious ritual. 

TST claims that the near ban on abortions in Texas infringes upon its members' right to "practice their religion" and requests Texas "recognize their religious rights."

The satanic organization is requesting an immediate injunction by the state of Texas regarding TST members' ability to practice religion freely. 

The Satanists are claiming abortion is one of their religious rituals, therefore protected by the Constitution. 

The Temple and your kids. says, "After-School Satan Clubs, are an initiative of The Satanic Temple. “They exist  to provide a safe and inclusive alternative to the religious clubs that use threats of "eternal damnation to convert school children to their belief system.”  

Satan clubs market themselves as an alternative to the Christian evangelical Good News Club, often targeting schools that already have a Christian club.

 A TST “After-School Satan Club” was approved in December 2022 at a Virginia elementary school, provoking many parents, who were disturbed by the push to indoctrinate children into Satanism, to protest the club. TST has announced the formation of multiple new clubs in New York, Pennsylvania, and Colorado in just the past month, and religious advocates have taken note of the trend, saying that the normalization of Satanism could be detrimental to students later in life.

Penny Nance says, "A satanic club is the antithesis of religion. Groups like this have free speech rights but Satanism is not a religion. The fact that there are more of these clubs popping up means kids are searching for something to believe in.”

“The decision to promote the Satanic Temple in schools is a concerning development in districts across the country,” says Delano Squires, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family. “This group has no more ‘right’ to students and schools as a Neo-Nazi club demanding representation. Schools should use wisdom and discernment with regard to decisions related to extracurricular activities.”

But they don't. They never do. They react to the most threatening party. And ultimately cave to it almost every time. 

What is The Satanic Temple teaching our kids?

While the club’s flyer claims the program “does not attempt to convert children to any religious ideology,” students are instructed in the seven tenets of TST.

The seven fundamental tents of the Satanic Temple faith are:

  1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
  2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
  3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
  4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one's own.
  5. Beliefs should conform to one's best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one's beliefs.
  6. People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one's best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.
  7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

That sounds like a slightly altered, elitist version of something the Boy Scouts might have published in the past. 

But it's actually a profile of deception. That is not the agenda you discover when you take a closer, more in-depth look at what they are really advocating.

Penny Nance warns: "Religious parents are the only ones who can truly protect their children from 'false ideologies'.”

Family Research Council Assistant Director Arielle Del Turco argued that TST isn’t interested in establishing “equal footing” but in undermining religion as a whole.

“It’s always a concern when people try to use kids to gain attention or legitimize themselves,” Del Turco says. “Treating The Satanic Temple as a religion undermines the credibility of religion and its role in American society—but that’s their point. They are so desperate to advance a secular vision of society that they created a fake religion to challenge the role of Christianity in our public institutions.”

Del Turco said that TST’s clubs were simply a ploy to get schools to refuse them, so they could claim discrimination in order to “push Christianity and other religions out of the public square."

I would add that TST likely sees students as pliable and easily influenced and would therefore make the “perfect candidates” to be taught a “self-destructive worldview.”


This TST effort mirrors the first recorded exchange between Satan and mankind.

Genesis 3:1-7:

"Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons."

Be Informed. Be Pro-Active. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.