New York’s Satanic Temple Launches Campaign Promoting Freedom Of Prayer To Satan In School

schoolCould offerings to the devil in the classroom help close the test score gap between the United States and other developed nations? From the Satanic Temple’s press release:

The Satanic Temple, a religious organization based in New York City, has declared May 15th as “Protect Children Day” with the mission of putting an end to corporal punishment and the use of isolation rooms in schools for Temple followers as well as for others who share their beliefs.

In addition to making a letter available to students, The Satanic Temple is also providing fact sheets on corporal punishment and solitary confinement, a Satanic-themed activity book, and FAQs so that students can understand their religious rights in school. “We want children to know that they are permitted to pray to Satan in school and that they can even share their religious beliefs with others in accordance with certain guidelines,” Greaves said.

26 Comments on "New York’s Satanic Temple Launches Campaign Promoting Freedom Of Prayer To Satan In School"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Apr 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm |

    in a kuntery with freedom of speech & religion
    I’m surprised it’s an issue

    The Land of the Free*
    (*This cliche is void where prohibited by law.)

  2. Ted Heistman | Apr 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm |

    If prayer to Satan becomes allowed in school it will just mean nobody takes Satan seriously any more.

    • Craig Bickford | Apr 12, 2014 at 8:14 am |

      Well then lets allow it in there. This whole country we live (if you are from the US like I am) in is largely Satanic anyway, even though hilariously, the ‘true’ adherents to this religion cannot see it. We might as well bring those wolves out from under their exoteric sheep’s clothing, as well as their clown shoe wearing PR fronts (ala CoS, ToS etc.).

  3. John Shaw | Apr 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm |

    guys just continue to shed a most farcical, irrational and foolish
    light on Satanism brought forth by Anton Szandor LaVey and The Church of
    Satan. It shows their ineptitude regarding Satanism, as well as their
    inability to comprehend the religion, as a whole. Their actions are
    merely for shock value and are no more interesting than an emo cutting
    their arms…

    • I can’t speak to how well they represent Satanism, but it seems to me that they’re making a useful point. People who think that religion belongs in our schools and courtrooms always assume that it’s going to be *their* religion on display. By turning the tables, they’re demonstrating to the fundamentalists why secular public institutions are better for everyone.

    • Craig Bickford | Apr 12, 2014 at 8:11 am |

      Ah the woes of the Old Religion, LOL. Fuck these guys, and fuck any of the adherents to this ridiculous religion, no matter what’s it name or it’s ‘gods’. This story is just more noise to pile on the idiocy.

  4. Thurlow Weed | Apr 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm |

    Mobilize the kids at Catholic schools to attack Satanists. Now is the time.

  5. Number1Framer | Apr 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm |

    Careful – This could be an attempt by undercover religionists to provoke Armageddon with a false flag attack.

  6. Thurlow Weed | Apr 12, 2014 at 8:48 am |

    I’m an atheist. HAHAHA! Joke’s on you, beelzebub.

  7. Matt Staggs | Apr 12, 2014 at 9:31 am |

    Oh, snap. You’re a satanist and you have a name derived from a Dungeons & Dragons character? Perhaps I should rethink the premise of my “Satanic Panic” post.

  8. Lucien Greaves has explained in audio interviews that he, too, would prefer
    schools (and governments!) be free of religion altogether, but if one religion IS represented, they all must be. By demanding that all religious beliefs
    be treated equally, he and the Satanic Temple may very well succeed in
    getting religion out of the classroom.

  9. I am not a member of the Church of Satan, and I take issue with the notion that you can determine who is, and isn’t, a “true Satanist”. CoS does not have exclusive rights to Satanism.

  10. Ted Heistman | Apr 12, 2014 at 11:09 am |

    before anyone forgets how logic works-The fact that there was a “satanic Panic” and fake Satanists out there doesn’t disprove the existence of legit hardcore Satanists. Such as people in high places committing ritual murder, child abuse etc.etc. The fact is a lot of documented evidence points to this:

    child snuff films are real and so are child abuse networks. Court documents.

    • Ted Heistman | Apr 12, 2014 at 11:19 am |

      “What you have to
      understand, John, is that sometimes there are forces and events too big,
      too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions,
      that you cannot do anything about them, no matter how evil or wrong they
      are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how much evidence
      you have. This is simply one of the hard facts of life you have to

      Former CIA director and Cercle member William Colby giving advice to
      his friend senator John DeCamp, urging to quit his investigations into
      the Franklin child abuse affair and to write a book about his
      experiences (The Franklin Coverup, 2nd edition, foreword).

      • Ted Heistman | Apr 12, 2014 at 11:26 am |

        “From East Belfast’s Kincora Boys’ Home, via Leicestershire, Staffordshire and London, to the children’s homes of Clwyd, we have witnessed 25 years of cover-up. Cover-up, not to protect the

        but to protect the regularly named elements of the British
        establishment who surface whenever widespread evidence of child abuse
        is exposed. From the public schools right through to the Catholic and
        Anglican churches, child abuse has been allowed a special place of
        sanctuary… Social workers, police, security services, local and
        national political figures remain the common factors in the fall-out
        from the [child abuse] inquiries… In case after case the cycle is
        described – a child is ‘taken into care’, then abused in a home, handed
        on to an outside pedophile ring and out on to the rent-boy/prostitution
        circuit beyond, if they live that long… Journalists find themselves
        battling first with authority, then with the libel laws, to publish the
        truth about a vast web of abuse.”

        June 6, 1996, The Guardian, ‘True scandal of the child abusers’. These
        lines were written by the author of the article and are not quotes.

        • Ted Heistman | Apr 12, 2014 at 11:35 am |

          The US connection continued

          In November 1986, San Francisco police had
          begun investigating claims of sexual abuse centering around the Army’s
          Child Development Center at the Presidio of San Francisco. During the
          investigation, in August 1987, one of the girls ran into her abuser
          while on a shopping trip with her father. She froze, pointed to a
          person named Lt.-Col. Michael Aquino, and identified him as “Mikey”.
          Mikey, with help of a member of the child day care center staff, had
          taken her off site to be abused at his home. During the following
          investigation, the girl could accurately point out the house of Aquino (282) and describe some of the interior details (283).

          In October 1987, news of
          the Presidio molestings hit the local news and it was reported that
          at least 58 of 100 children who had visited the day care center showed
          physical and mental signs of sexual abuse (284). Some of the details that came out were that children had been tortured with needles (285) and that some had been forced to drink urine and eat feces (286). The parents sued the day care center for more than 60 million dollars (287), and as time went on, more and more claimed there was a cover up of the facts (288). Aquino was under investigation for a while, but never officially charged with anything (289). The case died a quiet death.

          Nevertheless, Col. Aquino
          was an interesting character and apparently more relevant to the much
          later X-Dossiers than one would initially anticipate. Instead of having a
          European fascist connected to NATO and US intelligence, here you have
          an American fascist working for US intelligence who is touring NATO
          installations over in Europe. A biography:

          after Aquino had finished his undergraduate studies in political
          science at the University of California at Santa Barbara he became a
          follower of Anton LaVey, and went on to become a high priest in the
          Church of Satan (290). He went to Vietnam in the late 1960s to

          Michael Aquino, through US intelligence, NATO-Europe, fascism and
          occult Nazi rituals in Wewelsburg castle closer related to the
          X-Dossiers than one might initially think. One wonders, during his
          inspections of European NATO installations, did he meet with men
          involved with PIO, Front de la Jeunesse or the WNP, possibly even with
          Vanden Boeynants or Baron de Bonvoisin? It’s far from impossible,
          especially because, according to victim-witness Paul Bonacci, Aquino’s
          special project in Europe was the fascist underground (also Gladio?). In
          Belgian, who would have been better representatives of this underground
          than Vanden Boeynants or Baron de Bonvoisin, or at the very least one
          of their close associates in the military?

          become a psychological warfare expert (291). At some point, he served with the Green Berets (292) and in the 1970s he was a liaison officer to NATO in several European countries (293).
          While on tour visiting NATO installations in Europe, Aquino made a
          stop-over at Wewelsberg Castle, which, during WWII, used to be Heinrich
          Himmler’s occult SS sanctuary. Aquino even managed to perform a Satanic
          ceremony in the castle’s “Hall of the Dead” (294). In 1981, Aquino was a reserve attache to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) (295)
          and by 1986 he held a top-secret compartmentalized security clearance,
          which are given to individuals involved in programs that need to be even
          tighter controlled than regular top secret programs. He apparently
          needed this clearance for following studies at the National Defense
          University (296).
          At the time the investigation against him was launched, Aquino was a
          program analyst at the Army Reserve Personnel Center in St. Louis (297). In between all this, he was a licensed securities dealer and an employee of Merrill Lynch (298).

          But this was not the last we heard
          about Aquino. In November 1988, federal investigators found out that
          $35 million had disappeared from a credit union that reported

          to possess $2,5 million in assets. Within weeks of the affair, the
          local community was abuzz with rumors of a child prostitution network
          centering around the credit union’s owner, Lawrence “Larry” King Jr., a
          person with highest level connections in Republican circles in both
          Nebraska and Washington D.C. Senator John W. DeCamp ultimately became
          the person who brought out the story of victim-witnesses as Alisha Owen,
          Loretta Smith, Paul Bonacci, Troy Boner and Danny King about life in
          these abuse networks. DeCamp wrote:

          Bonacci and other child victims have given evidence in great depth on
          the central role of Lt. Col. Michael Aquino in this depravity. Aquino,
          alleged to have recently retired from an active military role, was long
          the leader of an Army psychological warfare section which drew on his
          “expertise” and personal practices in brainwashing, Satanism, Nazism,
          homosexual pedophilia and murder…

          Bonacci reports the following “Monarch”-related activities, often
          involving his commander at Offutt AFB, Bill Plemmons, and Lt. Col.
          Michael Aquino… Travel to Dresden in communist East Germany, where
          weapons were inspected. There and in the Federal Republic of Germany,
          the Monarch personnel were frequently neo-Nazis. This milieu is a
          special project of Lt. Col. Aquino, who was a West European advisor to
          the U.S. Chiefs of Staff. Paul Bonacci has extensive experience in the
          Aryan Nation and other White Supremacist cults…” (299)

          • Ted Heistman | Apr 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm |

            This is an account of how these abuse networks work from the inside:

            I was 8 or 9 years old, Mitch [Nihoul] would often enough take me with
            him and give me the assignment to hang around a certain customer. I
            liked doing that. I enjoyed seeing them shamble around, their efforts to
            stay out of my way unnoticed. I smiled when Mich asked me to stand next
            to a customer to make a picture, and how the customer reluctantly
            smiled and put a weak arm around my shoulder… The glances which were
            then exchanged between the one taking the picture and the customer were
            priceless. The customer knew he was trapped… In the night they had
            been the boss, now they were prey… Too bad that most of them, once
            they knew they had been trapped, went to experiment even more during the

            “In Brussels there was a villa in
            which a room was set up with built-in cameras. Even in the 1970s these
            cameras were so discrete that only the people who maintained them and
            the child- prostitutes knew where they were located… Why did I had to
            get those guys clearly in the picture, why was I supposed to get them to
            hit me and brutally rape me? Why was ‘regular’ sex often not enough?…
            Blackmail, the word that was never mentioned, I only started to really
            understand when I was thirteen, fourteen years old…

            “Contracts between the business
            milieu and the political world, contracts between businessmen amongst
            each other, fraud with subsidies or licenses, setting up fake firms,
            criminal contracts like arms trade… everything was possible. And it
            always ended with sex and children… Pictures were taken, in jest, to
            keep both parties to their contracts… The men were brought to ideas by
            child pornography movies that were played at parties… The pimps also
            had another tactic. They invited a person who could be useful to them.
            They went to dine with him, and took him – after he had been liquored up
            – to a ‘party’. Men from the top layer of society are used to visiting
            or getting offered prostitutes. They usually knew that something like
            this would follow, and the prostitutes they would see upon entering
            would be slightly older girls, between 16 [sexually mature in Belgium]
            and 18 years old. More booze and cocaine would be supplied, for
            ambience. And only then the ‘prey’ would be taken to a room where a
            younger girl was waiting, like me, then.

            “Most men probably realized only
            afterwards in what kind of hornet’s nest they now found themselves, but
            by then it was far too late… Men were introduced to the network by
            colleagues, friends or family members. Carefully or slowly, or briskly
            after a party. Step by step customers, who first went to bed with me
            cautiously, were stimulated to rougher sex. I was forced to help them
            with that… They became complicit and at the same time their mutual
            connections became tighter. Not one of these people was still inclined
            to sign contracts with individuals outside the network. If that happened
            one could make them pay dearly for that…” (313)”


    • Thurlow Weed | Apr 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm |

      The HBO recent series True Detective, season one, is pretty much all about that.

  11. David Cameron | Apr 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm |

    This is the most ahead news I’ve read. These preople are freaking idiots.

  12. James Von Borcke | Apr 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm |

    “This silly temple thing just waters down what Anton Szandor LaVey codified as satanism.”

    What LaVey ‘codified’ is just as subject to becoming outdated and obsolete as any other collection of ideas.

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