After School Satan Club Hits Schools: Are You Enrolling Your Kids?


In Neah-Kah-Nie, a new after school program has grabbed everybody's attention. This fall, a Satanic Temple is trying to bring an "After School Satan Club" to Nehalem Elementary School.

"We've just reached out to the school," says Finn Rezz, one of two heads of the provisional Portland chapter of the national organization of the Satanic Temple. The representative wanted the school to know that they are offering the course. Oregon Live has it that Rezz chose Nehalem because the school has a "Good News Club."

They are interested in offering the alternative. The Good News Club is a Child Evangelism Fellowship after school program. In the website, it is a Bible-centered group made up of born-again believers.

It has under 78,000 clubs world wide. Rezz explains that his Satanic Temple provisional chapter chose Portland. He adds that his group is "non-theistic" Satanists.

The main goal is to focus on science and rational thinking. Rezz adds that the "After School Satan Club" will promote "benevolence and empathy for everybody."

Compared to "The Good News Club" which talks of "hellfire." "What we're offering is an alternative that looks at things from a secular and humanist point of view," says Rezz.

He points out that the group is an organized religion that promotes free thought. Rezz insists that the Satanic Temple should be allowed in schools that houses "The Good News Club." The after school-hours club will still need parental permission.

When Kayleen Talbert was asked about her thoughts on the Satanic Temple, she says that as a Christian, she does not like the idea of it. However, she is not opposed to it because there is a right to freedom of religion in America.

Would you like your kids to be enrolled in a Satanic Temple after school program?

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