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The Satanic Temple Confronts Challenges with So-Called “Charitable Efforts” by Airbnb

In assisting Ukrainian TST members out of the warzone, The Satanic Temple has found aid from the company less than forthcoming. Read more...

SATANIC TEMPLE HOLIDAYS ARE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND

State employees of The Satanic Temple in Baltimore, MD successfully applied for religious leave to celebrate Lupercalia. Read more...

THE SATANIC TEMPLE FILES NEW LAWSUIT IN RESPONSE TO TEXAS’ ANTI-ABORTION LAW

The Satanic Temple claims SB 8 violates Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act and is unconstitutional because it unlawfully interferes with members’ religious rituals. Read more...

The Satanic Temple's Response to
Texas' New Abortion Restrictions

TST has been closely following the development of overly restrictive and likely unconstitutional restrictions on reproductive freedoms. On September 1, the Texas Heartbeat Bill, Senate Bill 8, (S.B. 8), went into effect after the Supreme Court declined to temporarily enjoin enforcement of the law.

What We Are Doing Now

The Satanic Temple stands ready to assist any member that shares its deeply-held religious convictions regarding the right to reproductive freedom. Accordingly, we encourage any member who resides in Texas and wishes to undergo the Satanic Abortion Ritual within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy to contact The Satanic Temple so we may help them fight this law directly. S.B. 8 does not allow for lawsuits or enforcement of penalties against anyone seeking an abortion. Instead, S.B. 8 is cynically designed to avoid judicial review of the law and creates enforcement mechanisms against TST and its lawyers who dare challenge the law. We will not be cowed into silence by an unjust law or a tyrannical state government.

Legal Procedure and Justification

The Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act (TRFRA) provides a mechanism to seek an exemption from any law that restricts the free exercise of religion. Because S.B. 8 imposes an undue burden on the ability of TST members to undergo the Satanic Abortion Ritual, the first step in defending the rights of its members is to seek an exemption under TRFRA. If the state declines to provide such an exemption, TST can then seek judicial relief from the law.

THE SATANIC TEMPLE MISSION

The mission of The Satanic Temple, a religious organization, is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense, oppose injustice, and undertake noble pursuits. The Satanic Temple has publicly confronted hate groups, fought for the abolition of corporal punishment in public schools, applied for equal representation when religious installations are placed on public property...

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