Under the guise of claiming religious freedom, anti-religion and atheist groups promoting Satanic Temples, monuments, black masses, and after-school Satan Clubs, are intent on mainstreaming Satanism in America. These satanic groups seek social acceptance and want to be viewed as normal.
Most communities have chosen to peacefully protest these anti-God groups. In Belle Plaine, MN, Satanists claimed the right to erect a satanic monument in the Veterans’ Park after the City Council reinstated the placement of a two-foot-tall iron statue of a soldier praying over a grave marked with a cross. The community’s vigorous opposition to the monument led the Council to vote on July 17, 2017, to abolish the park’s free speech zone – the proposed site for the monument – and the satanists’ move was defeated. One demonstrator said the monument “is not the message of life and love, it is the message of death and decay.”
The Satanic Temple tried to organize a “Black Mass” at Harvard University in 2014 before a student group moved the event off campus. The satanists also created an Elementary School after-school program to promote their beliefs and worked to install a satanic statue at the Oklahoma State Capital. Again, citizens rejected these efforts. Another group set up a Satanic Church in Spring, TX, a suburb of Houston and citizens protested.
“Using the false argument of religious freedom, …(these groups) seek to put Satan in the news and make Satanists accepted at the table,” wrote John Horvat, author of Return To Order.
“We should be inspired by the individual person of action,” wrote Rabbi Aryeh Spero, author of Push Back. “It is remarkable what one person can do when he stands proud and pushes back.”