Recently, the media has been giving significant attention to the presence of Satanists on school campuses, including elementary schools.
The Satanic Temple clarifies that its members do not worship the devil or believe in the existence of Satan or the supernatural. Instead, Satan is used as a symbol of free will, humanism, and anti-authoritarianism, as reported.
However, there are individuals who find it challenging to believe that the “club” poses no harm.
On September 1, 2021, Texas passed S.B. 8, which banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. This law also empowers citizens to take legal action against individuals involved in performing or assisting with abortions. In response to this legislation, TST filed a lawsuit against Texas, arguing that the law infringes upon their members’ religious rights by preventing them from engaging in a religious ritual that involves the removal of nonviable fetal tissue up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.
According to reports, the club’s spokesman, Lucien Greaves, was arrested and charged in 2013 for performing rituals at the grave of a pastor’s mother who opposed homosexuality.
There is skepticism among citizens regarding the club and temple’s claims of harmlessness, inclusion, and self-autonomy. This skepticism arises from the group’s clear intention to cause harm and provoke controversy.
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