California Elementary School Offers Satanic Club After Hours – Watch
I bet you didn’t have a club like this when you were in grammar school.
Tehachapi’s Golden Hills Elementary in California has permitted a “hot” new club to meet after school hours. According to Bakersfield Now, the first-through-fifth-grade academy will introduce an “After School Satan Club.”
Can you hear the SNL Church lady, “Isn’t that special…”
This club comes through the Satanic Temple and the Reason Alliance which, according to its website, “promotes religious pluralism, fights for reproductive rights, protects children from abuse at school, and defends the unfairly and unjustly marginalized.”
The Temple has claimed that they do not advocate “for religion in schools.” But this is on their website: “The After School Satan Clubs meet at select public schools where Good News Clubs and other religious clubs meet. … Trained educators provide activities and learning opportunities, which students are free to engage in, or they may opt to explore other interests that may be aided by available resources. The environment is open and parents/guardians are welcome to participate.”
You can imagine how families are responding. Sheila Knight, who has a 5th-grade grandchild attending Golden Hills wrote to the New York Post: “I think it’s disgusting… [I] can’t imagine why anyone would want their child to attend this Satanic group.”
And Brenda Maher, a grandmother-to-a-first-grader, wrote this: “Tehachapi said yes, and I think they made a mistake. I know my grandson will not be a part of this club.”
LGBT advocate Christine Hawes thinks the club is fantastic:
“After School Satan Clubs are important. They are an essential chip against a stranglehold that fundamentalism has on our schools today, the same extremism that is now seeping into curriculum questions and crusades to ban school library books.
As a lesbian who at age five didn’t yet have words for what I was, my fundamentalist Christian upbringing triggered even deeper, more intimate questions about my eternal fate.”
California’s Tehachapi Unified School District is insisting that it has no choice but to allow the Satanic club at Golden Hills.
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— The Satanic Temple (@satanic_temple_) January 8, 2022