After-School Satan Club Targets Rural Connecticut School With Christian ‘Good News’ Club
From Catholic Vote:
Parents and faith leaders in Lebanon, Connecticut, are outraged that satanists are planning an after-school club for elementary school children in their town beginning December 1.
A representative of The Satanic Temple’s (TST) After School Satan Club says Connecticut’s first such club was requested by a parent whose child attends Lebanon Elementary School as an alternative to the Bible-based Good News Club.
In 2017, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained documents that showed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had fast-tracked tax-exempt status for an “After School Satan Club” in Tacoma, Washington, at the same time it was found to have either denied or considerably delayed the applications of conservative and Christian groups. Treasury Department records showed the cult received its tax-exempt status only 10 days after filing its application.
According to Judicial Watch, the documents revealed Lilith X. Starr, director of the TST’s Seattle branch, launched the after-school club after indicating on the application that its purpose is “character development.” She also reportedly told the Tacoma school superintendent the clubs are led by “caring Satanists.”