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A California elementary school with plans to host an after-school Satan club, just days before Christmas, is facing major backlash from parents.

Organizers from the After School Satan Club will hold monthly meetings at Golden Hills Elementary School in Tehachapi, California starting in December, Bakersfield Now reports.

The move has sparked outrage among some parents.

“Tehachapi said yes, and I think they made a mistake. I know my grandson will not be a part of this club,” said Brenda Maher, grandparent of a 1st grader.

“I think it’s wrong and it shouldn’t be in the school,” another said.

The club was created by the non-theistic religious organization Satanic Temple and began to gain national attention in 2016. According to their website, the group’s sole purpose is to give students an alternative to Christian evangelical after-school clubs.

“The Satanic Temple does not advocate for religion in schools,” the group claims on its website. “However, once religion invades schools, as the Good News Clubs have, the Satanic Temple will fight to ensure that plurality and true religious liberty are respected.”

The Tehachapi club organizers said they decided to implement the club at the school in direct response to the Good News Club, a weekly Christian program for children 5 to 12 years old…. (Excerpt from CBN.COM)

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