(TheDailyHorn.com) – The First Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Yet, what about when that religion worships the devil? A recent lawsuit brought by the infamous Satanic Temple may put that freedom to the test.
On Tuesday, April 19, the Northern York County School Board in York, Pennsylvania, rejected the approval of an after-school Satan club at an elementary school.
Hundreds of people showed up at the school board meeting to denounce the club. One after another, parents said there was already enough evil in the world, and their schools shouldn’t subject kids to it. Still, a local Satanic Temple alleged that numerous parents wanted the after-school program after the board allowed a Bible study group during school hours.
Days after the school board denied the Satan Club, the Satanic Temple filed a civil lawsuit. Attorneys for the group toldmedia outlets that the school board discriminated against the group because they were Satanists. The temple’s attorneys say the school board shouldn’t have denied their request while allowing other religious groups to meet.
According to Fox News, the After School Satan Club promotes children’s intellectual and creative interests through self-directed education.
Stay tuned. This story is likely to be heated and ongoing.