By Mark Ellis
The Portland chapter of the national Satanic Temple have succeeded in their efforts to bring an After School Satan Club to a local elementary School.
The organization has been approved to begin their program, which focuses “on science and rational thinking,” on Oct. 19 at the school, Finn Rezz, the head of the chapter, told The Oregonian.
The After School Satan Club will promote “benevolence and empathy for everybody,” Rezz said.
They seek to directly oppose “the Good News Clubs” organized by Child Evangelism Fellowship, ” whose purpose is to evangelize children with the Gospel and establish them in the Word of God.
The Good News Club is currently in 18 counties in Oregon.
“Across the nation, parents are concerned about encroachments by proselytizing evangelicals in their public schools, and are eager to establish the presence of a contrasting voice that helps children to understand that one doesn’t need to submit to superstition in order to be a good person,” the After School Satan Clubs (ASSC) says on its website.
“Our goal, ultimately, is to place an ASSC in every school where the Good News Clubs, or other proselytizing religious groups, have established a presence,” it said.
Rezz said that the Sacramento Elementary After School Satan Club (in Portland) “will be held on Wednesdays once a month at the same time as the Good News Club.”
In Seattle, the Satanic Temple asked the local school district for approval to start an after-school program last month in direct response to the Good News Bible Club run at Centennial Elementary School.
Satanic Temple of Seattle spokesman Tarkus Claypool said a parent brought the Bible club to their attention because the parent was concerned the club was teaching children to evangelize other children, according to the Associated Press.
Claypool said their club teaches children logic, self-empowerment and reasoning, and they don’t worship a deity.
this breaks my heart
Me too! But let’s pray that the Lord have HIS way in this! Their plan, I read elsewhere, is to have these clubs all over USA.
this ASSC and this ASS (After School Satan ) in particular will become one of the important items of our INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP (IPG) we have in INDIA and ABROAD from now on wards as this item has frequently been figuring in the online gospel networks. Yes,WE CAN NOT FIGHT THE BATTLE ALL ALONE.We will certainly first bring it to the feet of JESUS,the AUTHOR AND FINISHER of our faith ,and then fight our spiritual battles.We assure you all the saints over there.
So good to hear! I am not in USA, but I was stricken when I learned of this.
Our God reigns!
Children already are flooded with all kinds of wrong messages and denied truth, we need to stand in the gap and fight for them in prayer.
it’s odd they call it the satan club but not worshipping him. they seem to worshipping humanity which would be sinful as well. they seem to promote atheism and I don’t understand the connection to satan. i wonder which club will have the most attendance? we must all seek the Light.
I’m sure parents are thrilled to have a Satanic club at their school. They should be protesting and picketing and letting the world know that they do not want this kind of evil at their school. Sitting back and doing nothing is cowardice.
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