KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a statue of Satan outside two state capitols to protest Christian monuments on public grounds.
The Satanic Temple contacted nine public school districts across the country this week seeking to start after-school Satan programs. In all but one district, religious clubs are operated by the Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Good News Clubs, in which students can study the Bible and pray, according to temple co-founder Lucien Greaves.
Several districts contacted by The Associated Press said they were reviewing the group’s request and noted their facilities were available to community groups.