School district revokes Satan Club Invitation

by mcardinal

Curt Flewelling, FISM News 

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A Pennsylvania school district has rescinded approval for an After School Satan Club (ASSC) to meet at Saucon Valley Middle School after originally granting permission to the group to gather. 

The about-face was prompted by the club’s violation of a school board policy and the district’s determination that the safety of their students and staff could no longer be guaranteed amid the controversy.

District Superintendent Jaime Vlasaty said that the club’s advertisements violated policy by not clearly communicating that the club’s activities are not being sponsored by the district. This violation, coupled with a threatening voicemail that the district received, was enough to put an end to the debate for now.

The superintendent sent out an email to the community stating, “As a result of this violation, the educational programming and activities of the district have been significantly impacted and it has caused unequivocal disruption to the District’s daily operations.”

June Everett, national campaign director for the Satanic Temple-sponsored ASSC, explained the process by which these clubs oftentimes get started. She told 6 ABC News, “It usually comes after their kiddo has been sent a Good News Club flyer.” The Good News Club is an after-school program that discusses the bible. 

In an attempt to legitimize the club’s beliefs, Ms. Everett said, “ASSC’s presence in schools is about inclusion. We as members of the Satanic Temple do not believe in or worship the devil.”

Oddly enough she followed that statement with, “We don’t teach about our actual beliefs in the club.” The incongruence of these back-to-back comments seems to beg the question, “If you don’t believe in or worship the devil, what actual beliefs are you not teaching?”

Concerned parent Marjulee Colon told Fox 56 News, “Although my three children are in private school, I am worried for other parents. There are so many parents who cannot make the same choice that I’m making.”

She continued, “If we don’t speak up for this type of outlandish disregard to those of us who do have Judeo-Christian values, then when is it going to stop?”

Founder of Restore the Culture Kim Kennedy told FISM News, “Satan Clubs are very dangerous as they are cunningly marketed as a place where kids can meet after school to learn how to think critically and to be more compassionate to fellow students. I can’t ever seem to recall hearing the words ‘Satan’ and ‘compassion’ in the same sentence.”

She urges parents to become biblically literate and understand what God says about Satan. She points concerned citizens to John 8:44, which reads, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”