According to a report from the Washington Post, Doug Mesner, the satanic Temple’s co-founder, said that if evangelical groups are able to influence after-school programs, satanists should be able to, as well.

“It’s critical that children understand that there are multiple perspectives on all issues, and that they have a choice in how they think,” Mesner, who goes by Lucien Greaves, told the Post. According to the group’s website, the “Educatin’ with satan” program will seek to counter the success of Christian clubs such as the “Good News Clubs” that have spread across America by focusing on the concepts of “critical reasoning, independent-thinking, fun and free thought.”

Mesner told USA Today that TSA plans to host an hour-long club one a month, every month. Instead of teaching kids they “are sinners and going to Hell,” the satan club “will be providing a scientific after school club to balance the superstition being put forward by the Evangelical groups.” Click here to continue reading.


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