In August, the provisional Portland chapter of the national organization of the Satanic Temple began their efforts to bring their After School Satan Club to Nehalem Elementary School. Around the same time, a Seattle chapter of the temple also attempted to bring the program to a school in Washington.
Now, the Portland chapter succeeded in bringing that program to an elementary school inside city limits.
Finn Rezz, one of two heads of the chapter, said via email that the organization has been approved to begin their program, which focuses “on science and rational thinking,” on Oct. 19 at Sacramento Elementary School.
In August, Rezz told us that the After School Satan Club will promote “benevolence and empathy for everybody.” That mission, he said, is in direct contrast to something called “the Good News Club.”
The Good News Club is an after-school club put on by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, “a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.”
The Good News Club is in 18 counties in Oregon but in August, John Luck, Director of Global Partnership for the Child Evangelism Fellowship, told us he could not say how many clubs are in Oregon.
Rezz said that the Sacramento Elementary After School Satan Club “will be held on Wednesdays once a month at the same time as the Good News Club.”
— Lizzy Acker
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