‘After School Satan Club’ sparks religious freedom debate in Virginia
December 4, 2022 | Virginia
The announcement of an “After School Satan Club” at a primary school in Virginia caused concerned among many local parents.
A flyer circulated on social media, which announced the club and its planned launch at B.M. Williams Primary School in Chesapeake on Dec. 15.
“We are non-theistic,” said Rose Bastet, a volunteer organizing the new club. “I understand the apprehension behind the satanic name, but he is just an imaginary figure that we look to because he is the eternal rebel that fought for justice and humanity.”
According to the organizers of the After School Satan Club, this all started when an email promoting the Evangelical Good News Club came to parents from B.M. Williams Principal Brighid Gates back in September. A flyer came along with it, describing the Bible and scripture lessons that are a part of the club.
That’s when June Everett, the club’s national campaign director, says she got a call from a school parent asking them to start a club at a school…. (Excerpt from WANE15)