“The pre-existing presence of evangelical after school clubs not only established a precedent for which school districts must now accept Satanic groups, but the evangelical after school clubs have created the need for Satanic after school clubs to offer a contrasting balance to student’s extracurricular activities,” the website states.
Lucien Greave, a co-founder of the Satanic Temple, told the outlet that the group wasn’t trying to endorse Satanism, but rather to promote critical thinking.
June Everett, a campaign director for the After School Satan Club and an ordained minister of the Satanic Temple, told Fox News Digital: “We were contacted by a group of parents who requested After School Satan Club at Joyner when they received Good News Club Permission Slips in their children’s backpacks in late Feb of this year. We only go to schools that have a religious club operating on-campus, and we only go to schools where community members have requested our program as a safe and all-inclusive alternative.”
Guilford County Schools Chief of Staff Rebecca Kaye (Twitter) (DEM) told Fox News Digital that the club is currently under review.
“The request for rental of GCS facilities by the After School Satan Club has not been approved. The club is not sponsored by Joyner Elementary nor was it solicited by the school,” Kaye said. “GCS is currently reviewing with its legal counsel requirements for granting non-school sponsored organizations equitable access to publicly funded facilities.”