“It is our goal to separate religion from superstition. Religion can and should be a metaphorical narrative construct by which we give meaning and direction to our lives and works. Our religions should not require of us that we submit ourselves to unreason and untenable supernatural beliefs based on literal interpretations of fanciful tales. Non-believers have just as much right to religion—and any exemptions and privileges being part of a religion brings—as anybody else.” Unmasking Lucien Greaves. Vice. July 30th, 2013.
"We believe that Fred Phelps is obligated to believe that his mother is now gay in the afterlife. Further, if beliefs are inviolable rights, nobody has the right to challenge our right to believe that Fred Phelps believes that his mother is now gay." Satanists Turned the Founder of the Westboro Baptist Church’s Dead Mom Gay. Vice. July 17, 2013.
“The good thing about what the Temple is doing is that it’s making people really examine their own beliefs and really examine the rationale for the state or federal government being in the business of religion or monuments and that is a very healthy thing.” Who Are the 'Satanists' Designing an Idol for the Oklahoma Capitol? The Atlantic, February 4, 2014.
“Lucien’s Law states that governments will either (1) close open forums when The Satanic Temple asks to speak, or (2) censor The Satanic Temple, thereby opening itself to legal liability.” What I Learned from Fighting Back Against Public School Bible Distributions. Friendly Atheist, May 5, 2015.
"We understand the Satanic figure as a symbol of man's inherent nature, representative of the eternal rebel, enlightened inquiry and personal freedom rather than a supernatural deity or being.” Decoding the Symbols on Satan’s Statue. BBC. August 2015.
“It’s unacceptable to give religious privilege only to those who believe in the supernatural”: The Satanic Temple challenges the religious right. Salon, November 21, 2016.
"It's critical that children understand that there are multiple perspectives on all issues, and that they have a choice in how they think," An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid's elementary school. Chicago Tribune, July 31st, 2016.
“We are on the front lines working to restore and preserve Enlightenment values,” Woman Says Missouri’s Strict Abortion Regulations Violate Her Religion: The Satanic Temple. Washington Post, January 23rd, 2018.
“As ‘the religious’ are increasingly gaining ground as a privileged class, we must ensure that this privilege is available to all, and that superstition doesn’t gain exclusive rights over non-theistic religions or non-belief.” The IRS Officially Recognizes the Satanic Temple as a Church. Rolling Stone, April 24, 2019.
"This idea of worship, it's usually kind of insulting to people who identify with Satanism, because that implies a sense of servility. Satanism is about personal sovereignty and independence and freedom of will," Everything you need to know about the Satanic Temple, which the US government just officially recognized as an organized religion. Insider. May 10th, 2019.