North Carolina parents outraged by school’s ‘Satan Club’

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Parents in North Carolina gathered outside a local school to hold a prayer rally in response to an “After School Satan Club” trying to establish a presence in area schools.

Parents gathered Friday near Joyner Elementary School in Greensboro, North Carolina, to protest the creation of a Satan Club for students, according to Fox 8.

Rally organizer Tempe Moore said the rally was meant to send a message.

“Kind of a rallying thing to say ‘we here in Greensboro don’t want this in our schools,'” Moore said.

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The group of people oppose the establishment of an “After School Satan Club” at Joyner Elementary School or any school in the district. Flyers advertising the Satan Club were distributed last week, according to the report.

Moore said they couldn’t be quiet as the club tried to force their way through the area.

“Now is not the time for good men to sit idle. Now is the time to raise our voices,” Moore said.

A website for the “After School Satan Club” says the group meets at “selected” public schools where “good news clubs and other religious clubs meet.” He says the clubs are created at the request of community members who “would like to see the program offered”. The club says it is “not interested in converting children to Satanism”.

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Close-up of a black book with a golden inverted pentagram on a brown wooden board.

Close-up of a black book with a golden inverted pentagram on a brown wooden board.
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“Trained educators provide activities and learning opportunities, which students are free to engage in, or they can choose to explore other interests which can be aided by available resources. The environment is open and parents/guardians are welcome to participate, the website reads. .

The club is run by The Satanic Temple, according to the website.

“Satan Club after school[s]are needed to provide a “contrasting balance” to students’ extracurricular activities, according to the website.

“The pre-existing presence of evangelical after-school clubs not only set a precedent that school districts must now accept satanic groups, but evangelical after-school clubs created the need for satanic after-school clubs to offer a contrasting balance to students’ extracurricular activities,” the website reads.

Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greave told the outlet that the group is not trying to endorse Satanism, but rather promote critical thinking.

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Joyner Elementary School

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“We’re not trying to endorse Satanism or criticize other religious organizations. Our club is focused on critical thinking, scientific rationalism,” Greave said.

June Everett, campaign director for the After School Satan Club and ordained minister for the Satanic Temple, told Fox News Digital that the group was contacted by a group of parents.

“We were contacted by a group of parents who requested Joyner’s After School Satan Club when they received Good News Club permission slips in their children’s backpacks at the end of February this year. only to schools that have a religious club operating on campus, and we only go to schools where community members have requested our program as a safe and inclusive alternative,” Everett said.

Guilford County Schools chief of staff told the outlet that the club is currently under review. He was supposed to start Friday at Joyner Elementary School.

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