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After School Satan Clubs are coming to a district near you

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After School Satan Clubs are coming to a district near you Hemant Mehta (http://www.friendlyatheist.com, http://www.patreon.com/Hemant , https://www.facebook.com/friendlyatheist) http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/07/31/thanks-to-christians-after-school-satan-clubs-may-be-coming-to-an-elementary-school-near-you/ ... There was a time a few decades ago when Christians sued for the right to be able to have Bible studies and religious groups at public colleges and high schools. It seems like a given now, since there are so many of them, but that wasn't always the case. And here's the amazing thing: Because religious conservatives fought to have Bible clubs at schools, it opened the door to all sorts of clubs. Including the Gay Straight Alliance and the Secular Student Alliance. Because once you let one religious group in, how can you say no to a non-religious club? Or one that welcomes people of different sexual orientations? You can't. And now, those laws are being challenged in elementary schools. In thousands of schools throughout the country, Christians have formed "Good News Clubs" for little kids. They're basically ways to indoctrinate children into Christianity before they're old enough to think for themselves and ask critical questions. They've been around for a long time. And they've never really had competition. Until now. The Satanic Temple is trying to start up After School Satan clubs in all the same districts where these Good News Clubs already exist. They will follow all the same rules, fill out all the same forms, etc. Except Jesus ain't involved in this group. And here's the beauty of it. If they can pass those hurdles, the school only has two options if they want to avoid a lawsuit. They can say yes to the Satanists and allow the group to meet... or, if they want to prevent the Satanists from meeting, they can cancel all the clubs at the school... including the Christian ones. Jerry Falwell is spinning in his grave right now. Liberty Counsel, a Christian legal group, already admitted that the Satanists have a right to meet. But they also sent letters to all these school districts saying that if the Satanists are disruptive, the schools have every right to kick them out! They also told school officials that they could basically create a legal obstacle to the After School Satan clubs by forcing students to get their parents' permission before attending a meeting. Because while parents will gladly say yes to a Christian club, odds are they'll resist the Satanic club. Again, if the Satanists are playing by the same rules as Christians, let the chips fall where they may. And maybe you're wondering what they learn at these After School Satan -- or ASS -- clubs. That's a good question. It's not indoctrination. And it actually has nothing to do with Satan. These clubs teach kids to ask questions. Think rationally. Appreciate science. You could be religious and join the club -- they don't exclude you. They also don't try to make you believe in something irrational upon fear of eternal torture. That's what Christians do. It'll be interesting to see how successful they are, or even if any of these groups get off the ground. But the point is: The Satanic Temple has some people freaking out... because they're only now realizing that religious freedom applies to other religions, too. You Might Also Like ... 7 Things That Prove God is Real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ50omyWziE&list=PLZGLqPtxUOKEZxzukuev1YpLUQp-CtKDq&index=128 78 Questions for Christians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI-_FJuTPns&index=138&list=PLZGLqPtxUOKEZxzukuev1YpLUQp-CtKDq 4 Creative Ways to Deal with Preachers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3kHcV36dak&index=133&list=PLZGLqPtxUOKEZxzukuev1YpLUQp-CtKDq Join the conversation. Leave your questions and comments below and we'll try to address them in future videos. Don't forget to subscribe for more! Also, follow us at ... https://twi...