If it isn't stopped, a public elementary school in Portland, Oregon, will become the first the openly welcome Satan inside its doors.
But God-fearing Christians and Americans of many different faiths are banding together in opposition to the Satanic Temple's efforts to place an "After School Satan Club" in Sacramento Elementary School. They will gather on the sidewalk outside the school building at 11:30 a.m. PST/2:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
They have also launched a protest petition, urging school authorities to stop the meeting.
"Parents are aghast, and so many good people are standing up in peaceful protest," Francis Slobodnik, one of the protest coordinators, said. "More than 87,000 people have signed the petition against Satan Clubs, urging school authorities not to allow Satan—the father of lies—into the lives of young children. Every single voice counts against the devil. This needs to be stopped.
"Satanism is about lies and darkness. When we say 'God bless America,' we really mean it. We only love God. Satan is not welcome in our culture. Satan should be excluded in our schools because children cannot prosper if they embrace lies, evil and anarchy.
"To dismiss the opening of a Satan Club in an elementary school as something of little importance is to ignore the way Satan works," said Francis Slobodnik. "Once Satan gets in, who will get him out?"
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