Month: February 2018

Washington Times- Satanic Temple sues Scottsdale, Arizona, alleging religious discrimination

 Ms. Shortt, an Arizona resident who holds an associate’s degree in mortuary science, “objects to the exclusionary sectarian invocation on religious grounds,” her attorney added. “As a practicing Satanist, she believes the sectarian invocations violate her First Amendment rights to religious liberty by advancing particular religions while excluding her own.” The plaintiffs seek an injunction preventing Scottsdale from “knowingly, intentionally, or negligently denying non-Christian religious groups the opportunity to give opening invocation,” as well as declaratory relief and damages. “The Satanic Temple’s main goal is to either give the invocation or to have a non discriminatory policy,” Mr. De...

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The Daily Caller- Satanic Temple Sues Arizona City Over Alleged Discrimination

The Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit against Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday over the city officials’ refusal to allow a satanic invocation before the city council. Members of The Satanic Temple (TST) alleged that the Scottsdale city council actively sought to discriminate against satanists and to prevent non-Christian citizens from offering invocations before council meetings for the last eight years, according to a press release sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation. To read the article, click HERE Contribute To The Satanic...

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Newsweek- The Satanic Temple Says It Is the Victim of Religious Discrimination

An attorney for the Satanists said the group wanted to send the message that those of every religious faith, or those with no religious faith, should be free to participate in a council invocation. “All we’re seeking is a non-discriminatory policy, whether that means changing the policy so no one’s discriminated against, or preferably, allowing us to do the invocation," said attorney Stu de Haan To read the article, click HERE Contribute To The Satanic...

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Baptist Joint Committee- Scottsdale, Arizona Sued for Denying Satanist Request to Deliver City Council Invocation

"it may be “absurd” to include Satanists in those allowed to offer government invocations at the beginning of meetings. But, instead of having the state choose which religious perspectives are allowed to pray at meetings for the benefit of the public, maybe the solution is to decline to feature prayers at all as an element of a government meeting. After all, prayers are deeply personal acts of individual conscience. Why should government be in the role of picking and choosing who prays, and to whom?" To read the article, click HERE To donate to our legal campaign, please visit...

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The New York Times- Satanic Temple Sues Arizona City to Lead City Council Prayer

"A group that invokes the name Satan as a metaphor for opposing religious tyranny has sued the well-off Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, accusing officials of discrimination after being denied an opportunity to give the opening prayer at a City Council meeting." To read the article, click HERE To donate to our legal campaign, please visit our website: Contribute To The Satanic...

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