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‘After School Satan’ Could Be Coming to Your Kids’ Elementary School

PJ Media
By Tyler O’Neil | August 1, 2016

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The Satanic Temple is going after your children. A new after school program called “After School Satan” will launch across the country this year.

But the program isn’t about worshipping Lucifer. In fact, the ironically named Satanic Temple doesn’t even believe in his existence. As Doug Mesner, the Temple’s co-founder, explained, “Satan” is a “metaphorical construct” intended to represent rejection of all forms of tyranny over the human mind.

“We think it’s important for kids to be able to see multiple points of view, to reason things through, to have empathy and feelings of benevolence for their fellow human beings,” the Temple’s Utah chapter head, who goes by the name Chalice Blythe, told The Washington Post.

The curriculum emphasizes reasoning and social skills, according to the Post. The Temple says meetings will include a healthy snack, a literature lesson, creative learning activities, a science lesson, puzzle solving, and an art project.

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The Satanic Temple won’t enroll your child without your permission —each child must have a signed parental permission slip to attend. There will be clubs in Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Pensacola, FL; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA; Springfield, MO; Tucson, AZ; and Washington, DC.

Despite its entirely secular focus, the Satanic Temple framed its new project in opposition to “Good News Clubs,” a Christian evangelical program that traces back to 1937.
 
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