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IRS granted Satanic cult tax-exempt status in 10 days, report says

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IRS granted Satanic cult tax-exempt status in 10 days, report says

While some conservative groups may wait years for tax-exempt status, the IRS swiftly gave approval for a Satanic cult that sponsored an "After School Satan Club," according to records obtained by a watchdog group.

Documents posted by the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch late last week show the nonprofit called Reason Alliance, based in Somerville, Mass., operates in the state of Washington as the Satanic Temple of Seattle.

The group appeared to have the goal of establishing Satan clubs in public schools throughout Washington in districts which had similar clubs operated by a Christian-based group. Documents obtained by Judicial Watch included the process of establishing an after-school Satan club at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma.

SATANIC TEMPLE BRINGS 'AFTER SCHOOL SATAN CLUB' TO PORTLAND SCHOOL

Records obtained from the Treasury Department showed that the Satanic cult applied for tax-exempt status on Oct. 21, 2014, and received it on Oct. 31, 2014.

The director of the Seattle temple, Lilith X. Starr, established the Point Defiance Elementary Satanic club with the purpose of “character development,” records obtained by Judicial Watch show, adding that adult instructors are vetted by the Satanic Temple’s “Executive Ministry.”

FIRST AMENDMENT CONTROVERSY BREWS OVER TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL'S PRAYER ROOM

Children ages 5-12 who attend the club would develop basic critical reasoning, character qualities, problem solving and creative expression, according to the Satanic Temple filings included in the documents.

The records also show that Starr told Tacoma School District Superintendent Carla Santorno that the clubs are led by “caring Satanists," and that the effort to establish after-school Satan clubs in Tacoma schools is in direct response to the Christian-based Good News Clubs operating in campuses throughout the district. That admission ignited concern among some Tacoma district officials, records obtained by Judicial Watch show.

In one email exchange in February 2017, Tacoma Schools official Andrea O'Brien-Henley sends colleague Paul Koch a citation from the Satanic Temple’s website, noting that the temple only wants to establish after-school Satan clubs in school districts with Christian Good News Clubs.

O'Brien Henley says it is "odd" the Satanic Temple only targets schools that have Good News Clubs.

In a separate email exchange from February, the executive director of communications for the Tacoma School District, Dan Voelpel, expressed concern to colleagues that people would confuse the school district’s message of tolerance toward the Satan Club with tolerance toward alleged “hate-related activities around the country in the wake of the presidential election.”

The principal of the Point Defiance Elementary School revealed in documents that two weeks after the Satan Club launched, no one had signed up for it.

 

 

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"O'Brien Henley says it is "odd" the Satanic Temple only targets schools that have Good News Clubs"

It's the obvious purpose of the "After School Satan Club." The Satanic Temple and its members do not believe in a literal Satan. My understanding is that it's an atheistic organization that devotes its time to aggravating Christians and, in a backwards kind of way, promoting the separation of church and state. It's the same group that wanted to put up the statue of Satan next to the Ten Commandments statue in Oklahoma. The Satanic Temple views the Good News Club as a violation of church and state, because it's not student led. It requests that the clubs be shut down, and if the school refuses, it asks the school to let them open an After School Satan Club. 

The Church of Satan is an atheistic organization, too, but weirder. 

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Ugh!  This is kinda personal to me; I attended elementary school in Tacoma.  Happy to see no one signed up.  This was not covered by any news source that I know of so thanks for posting it, Tee Ess.  :)

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On 3/21/2017 at 0:08 AM, Abby-Joy said:

IRS granted Satanic cult tax-exempt status in 10 days, report says

While some conservative groups may wait years for tax-exempt status, the IRS swiftly gave approval for a Satanic cult that sponsored an "After School Satan Club," according to records obtained by a watchdog group.

Documents posted by the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch late last week show the nonprofit called Reason Alliance, based in Somerville, Mass., operates in the state of Washington as the Satanic Temple of Seattle.

The group appeared to have the goal of establishing Satan clubs in public schools throughout Washington in districts which had similar clubs operated by a Christian-based group. Documents obtained by Judicial Watch included the process of establishing an after-school Satan club at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma.

SATANIC TEMPLE BRINGS 'AFTER SCHOOL SATAN CLUB' TO PORTLAND SCHOOL

Records obtained from the Treasury Department showed that the Satanic cult applied for tax-exempt status on Oct. 21, 2014, and received it on Oct. 31, 2014.

The director of the Seattle temple, Lilith X. Starr, established the Point Defiance Elementary Satanic club with the purpose of “character development,” records obtained by Judicial Watch show, adding that adult instructors are vetted by the Satanic Temple’s “Executive Ministry.”

FIRST AMENDMENT CONTROVERSY BREWS OVER TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL'S PRAYER ROOM

Children ages 5-12 who attend the club would develop basic critical reasoning, character qualities, problem solving and creative expression, according to the Satanic Temple filings included in the documents.

The records also show that Starr told Tacoma School District Superintendent Carla Santorno that the clubs are led by “caring Satanists," and that the effort to establish after-school Satan clubs in Tacoma schools is in direct response to the Christian-based Good News Clubs operating in campuses throughout the district. That admission ignited concern among some Tacoma district officials, records obtained by Judicial Watch show.

In one email exchange in February 2017, Tacoma Schools official Andrea O'Brien-Henley sends colleague Paul Koch a citation from the Satanic Temple’s website, noting that the temple only wants to establish after-school Satan clubs in school districts with Christian Good News Clubs.

O'Brien Henley says it is "odd" the Satanic Temple only targets schools that have Good News Clubs.

In a separate email exchange from February, the executive director of communications for the Tacoma School District, Dan Voelpel, expressed concern to colleagues that people would confuse the school district’s message of tolerance toward the Satan Club with tolerance toward alleged “hate-related activities around the country in the wake of the presidential election.”

The principal of the Point Defiance Elementary School revealed in documents that two weeks after the Satan Club launched, no one had signed up for it.

 

 

Likely the exemption was granted so swiftly because Satanic Temple is their subsidiary.

Satanic Temple is dedicated to satire to combat the Christian faith. The founder uses an alias due to a felony record and they're actually atheistic.

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...satanists are not atheists... they know who they serve and they do not tell the truth about what they do... 

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1 minute ago, Abby-Joy said:

...satanists are not atheists... they know who they serve and they do not tell the truth about what they do... 

That's true

 

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27 minutes ago, Abby-Joy said:

...satanists are not atheists... they know who they serve and they do not tell the truth about what they do... 

Not all Satanists are theistic Satanists. Which are people who worship the Christian's Satan. For instance, the Church of Satan are ritual atheists. Meaning they revere the hedonist, materialist, carnal, sexual, attributes and all things that are opposed by Christianity. They are atheist. And Peter Gilmore, the current leader of CoS will tell you so.

Anton Lavey, real name Howard Levey once said in an interview about his church that it is, Ayn Rand with incense and candles.

In fact, the Satanic Bible that he published through Avon books in the 60's and that many suspect was ghostwritten by a very young Peter Gilmore, is a largely plagiarized compilation consisting of the materials taken from the writings of Ragnar Redbeard and his book, Might Is Right. Many suspect Ragnar was a famed British author. As well as the materials of Ayn Rand and also Frederich Nietzsche.

 

Temple of Satan are atheist also.

Joy of Satan on the other hoof are  supremacists and theistic Satanists. Meaning they do believe in a literal Satan/Devil. And they believe he approves their worship.

 

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30 minutes ago, worthy said:

That's true

 

No, it is not.

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1 minute ago, Radiant_Owl said:

No, it is not.

How about instead of just saying no it isn't. Maybe you should ask why I think that way. Just a thought:)

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They are very much like Freemasons ... the lower levels are not told the full truth of who they serve. 

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