RIGHT TO ACCURATE MEDICAL INFORMATION
A number of states require that abortion providers give information to patients that may be inaccurate or misleading. Demands that members of the Satanic Temple, or those who share our beliefs, be subjected against our will to anything but the best scientific understanding are a violation of our religious beliefs.Thanks to rulings such as Hobby Lobby, we can take a stand against these practices. READ MORE
OKLAHOMA CITY STATUE
After a statue of the Ten Commandments was donated to Oklahoma City by State Representative Mike Ritze and placed outside the Oklahoma State Capitol, the ACLU sued for its removal. While the case is currently in court, The Satanic Temple proposed a solution where the City could keep its statue and the ACLU would drop its lawsuit.
PROTECT CHILDREN PROJECT
Not many people are aware that corporal punishment is legal in 19 states and that over 200,000 children hit in school each year with tens of thousands requiring emergency room treatment as a result. READ MORE
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ISSUES
Many states have enacted laws with regards to reproductive rights that create onerous burdens for women by demanding they be subjected to procedures that have no medical purpose.
SAME SEX MARRIAGE
The Satanic Temple has offered to perform same-sex weddings in the state of Michigan with the intention of reforming the state’s anti-gay marriage stance. Our position is that marriage is a religious sacrament and should be governed under the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty, which should prevail over state laws. We are available to perform weddings in Michigan as well as other states that do not recognize same sex unions.
The Satanic Temple looks forward to hosting a number of events designed to build community and support worthy causes such as raising funds for local animal shelters. We plan to organize 5K runs as well as other civic-minded activities.
GREECE TOWN HALL
The recent Supreme Court decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway affirmed the right to open town board meetings with a prayer offered by members of the clergy. The Satanic Temple has submitted a request to deliver a prayer at a future meeting and is awaiting a reply.
RALLY FOR GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT
With the enactment of SB-96, a bill that permits student led prayer at school assemblies for schools who wish to participate; The Satanic Temple staged a rally in support on the steps of the Florida capital building in Tallahassee Florida. READ MORE
PINK MASS IN MISSISSIPPI
The Satanic Temple visited Meridian Mississippi to perform a ritual ceremony known only to a select few called the “Pink Mass.” The ceremony was performed over the gravesite of the mother Fred Phelps, former head of the Westboro Baptist Church — an organization deemed a hate-group by the ADL and SPLC.
BLACK MASS AT HARVARD
The Satanic Temple was invited to perform a Black Mass ceremony in Memorial Hall at Harvard University. The controversy over this invitation sparked an international debate where religious bigots dismissed the validity of satanic rituals and ceremonies.
The Satanic Temple supports the spirit of community and civic responsibility. We seek to contribute to this vision by helping to keep America’s highways clean.