In a move school officials say is a bid to “cancel all faith-based organizations” working with public schools, the Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple caused a stir by announcing its first “After School Satan Club” chapter in Tennessee, where they will teach children things like there is no Hell and “Satan is not an evil guy.”
“The After School Satan Club does not believe in introducing religion into public schools and will only open a club if other religious groups are operating on campus,” The Satanic Temple states on its website.
“ASSC exists to provide a safe and inclusive alternative to the religious clubs that use threats of eternal damnation to convert school children to their belief system. Unlike our counterparts, who publicly measure their success in young children’s ‘professions of faith,’ the After School Satan Club program focuses on science, critical thinking, creative arts, and good works for the community,” the group added. “While engaged in all of these activities, we want clubgoers to have a good time.”