They Weren't Kidding: After-School Satan Clubs Are Now Organizing Across the Country

A group of Satanists that objects to after-school religious programs is attempting to establish its own "After School Satan" clubs across the country. This, of course, is the work of The Satanic Temple, the tiresome provocateurs who pose as "scientific rationalists" one day, and a "very serious religion" the next. They say their mission is “to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people.” They are, in fact, an anti-Christian hate group whose agenda includes wiping all vestiges of Christianity out of public life, including Christian after-school clubs.

The Satanic Temple openly displays its anti-Christian bigotry on its website: “Twisted Evangelical teachings of The Good News Clubs robs children of the innocence and enjoyment of childhood, replacing them with a negative self image, preoccupation with sin, fear of Hell, and aversion to critical thinking,” the Satanists explain on their FAQ page. Instead of devil worship, children purportedly will be taught: “critical reasoning, independent-thinking, fun, and free thought.”

Members of the group appear to be atheists, pagans, and actual Satan worshipers. Their trollish antics should already be nauseatingly familiar to Christians.

In May of 2014, they planned to host a Satanic black mass at the Harvard extension school, allegedly using a consecrated Eucharistic host. The Black Mass is “a magical ceremony and inversion or parody of the Catholic Mass that was indulged in ostensibly for the purpose of mocking God and worshiping the devil; a rite that was said to involve human sacrifice as well as obscenity and blasphemy of horrific proportions.”

A group of dedicated Catholic students drummed up enough publicity to successfully thwart their sinister plan. The Satanists, who were run off campus, however, were furious. An angry mob swarmed the parking lot of St. Paul's, the Catholic church which serves Harvard’s Catholics, as the faithful arrived for the Holy Hour that was scheduled to take place at the same time as the Black Mass.

Aurora Griffin, the Harvard student who led the effort to have the Black Mass kicked off campus, described the scene as she was arriving at the church.

I got back to Harvard from the studio just in time for the Holy Hour at St Paul’s. As the town car from Fox pulled into the Church parking lot, a group of pentagram-tattooed, heavily pierced, angry people surrounded it. They threatened to violate or kill me, hissing their words and advancing toward me menacingly.

These were the Satanists. Their event had been “indefinitely postponed”, and they were furious. Looking into their dead eyes and beholding their inhuman expressions, I felt a combination of fear and pity. These poor souls were in the grip of an otherworldly evil, not the spirit of rational or political protest.