The Satanic Temple is suing an elementary school in Pennsylvania after officials refused to allow the organisation to run a ‘Satan Club’ for children as young as six.
KTUL reports that The Satanic Temple has filed suit against Northern Elementary School in York, alleging that the school is violating the First Amendment and discriminating against the Satanists because it sanctions some after school clubs but not the Temple.
The report also notes that the general counsel for The Satanic Temple said “the Northern York County superintendent claimed to be concerned with public backlash due to the lack of interested parties,” adding that “this is proof their club’s communicative activities popularity was improperly considered when determining their future with equal access to government property, the school.”
The report adds that the school suggested dropping the word ‘Satan’ from the club might improve the chances of it being sanctioned by officials.
Just days after being voted down from having an after-school “Satan Club,” The Satanic Temple is filing a civil law suit against the elementary school.https://t.co/yng9SbkVSD
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