- Records obtained by Judicial Watch from the Treasury Department show that the Satanic cult applied for tax-exempt status on October 21, 2014 and received it on October 31, 2014.
( Judicial Watch ) While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) makes conservative groups wait years for tax-exempt status an “After School Satan Club” launched to hinder Christian-based counterparts got its nonprofit ranking in just ten days, records obtained by Judicial Watch show.
The classification is offered to charitable, religious and educational organizations that operate as nonprofits. Under the Obama administration IRS political appointees illegally targeted conservative groups, either making them wait up to seven years for tax-exempt status or denying their application altogether.
Judicial Watch uncovered that scandal and has obtained piles of government records showing how the IRS illegally colluded with another federal agency to single out groups with conservative-sounding terms such as patriot and Tea Party in their titles when applying for tax-exempt status.
In the meantime, leftist groups like the Satan club got fast tracked. The principle goal of establishing the Satan clubs in public schools throughout Washington State appears to be to counter existing enterprises operated by a Christian-based group.
Documents obtained by Judicial Watch include the process of establishing an after-school Satan club at Point Defiance Elementary in Tacoma. The entity behind the club is a nonprofit called Reason Alliance, which is based in Somerville, Massachusetts, and operates in Washington State as the Satanic Temple of Seattle. Its director, Lilith X. Starr, established the Point Defiance Elementary Satanic club, the records show. In its application the club states that its purpose is “character development” and that adult instructors are vetted by the Satanic Temple’s “Executive Ministry.” Children ages 5-12 will develop basic critical reasoning, character qualities, problem solving and creative expression, according to the Satanic Temple filings included in the documents. The club logo is a pencil with devil’s horns.
Records obtained by Judicial Watch from the Treasury Department show that the Satanic cult applied for tax-exempt status on October 21, 2014 and received it on October 31, 2014.
( Milo ) A video making the rounds on Facebook right now shows members of The Satanic Temple in “BDSM baby” costumes hijacking an anti-abortion protest outside a Planned Parenthood.
“The Satanic Temple is fighting to protect women’s right to safe and legal abortion,” VICE’s caption for the video, which has amassed more than 6,000 shares since Thursday, reads.
The video begins with a shot of the “BDSM baby” counter-protesters waving whips and moaning in front of anti-abortion activists.
One of the Satanists can subsequently be seen stating, “I would say that we employ radical political theater to draw attention to the absurdity of the pro-life movement.”
“There’s no way that we can come there and have a logical discussion or argument and so we don’t want to give them credit for this this absurdity,” the woman continues.
Another Satanist goes on to explain that, as per The Satanic Temple’s tenets, “the body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone” and scientific facts (he doesn’t say which ones) should be relied upon.