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Allies of The Satanic Temple Arizona Chapter are welcome to show their support by attending our public events, purchasing chapter merchandise, participating/donating to our charitable campaigns, helping us scout for new event locations, and interacting with our community online in TST AZ's Facebook group.
The bulk of TST AZ members are located in Tucson and Phoenix, however the Chapter is always looking for interested volunteers in other cities to assist in TST campaigns.
TST AZ has gatherings between various cities within the state, which are posted to our Google Calendar here on the website and throughout our social media.
We invite our friends and allies to subscribe to the occasional TST AZ Newsletter here and to join TST AZ's Facebook discussion forum where most of our unofficial gatherings are hosted by community members.
TST AZ hopes to have gatherings across our great state but lack the resources to do so. We are always looking for local volunteers to help coordinate with sympathetic businesses in their area in hopes to find a friendly venue to host one of our events or donation dropboxes. Any assistance we get from the public in this endeavor is highly appreciated.
TST AZ Official Membership is extended only to those that have shown consistent participation and passed an initial vetting process by TST AZ's Council. A few things one can do if they are interested in Official Membership:
- Introduce themselves and make an effort to meet the members of our tight-knit community online and in person.
- Be vocal with TST AZ's Council that they are interested in Official Membership.
- Create productive discussion posts or host a casual unofficial gathering locally in their area in TST AZ's Facebook discussion forum.
- Participating in specific TST's National Campaigns and TST AZ's local campaigns.
- Display their knowledge of Satanism and understand how TST uses activism as an expression of worship.
- Volunteer their time and offer any skills that may prove beneficial for the chapter.
A Letter from TST AZ's Chapterhead
As the Chapterhead of The Satanic Temple Arizona, it has been a life-changing experience to witness the growing movement of politically aware Satanists and Secularists in our home state. What began in 2016 with the founding of the Arizona Chapter, has quickly flourished into a thriving and diverse community.
To live one's life openly, as a Satanist, can be one of the most consequential moments in a person's life. To live open with pride, unabashed by the opposition and steadfast to one's fundamental ideals as they strive to fulfill their individual will... can also be a lonely path that isolates one from their family, friends, and community.
Knowing that being a public Satanist can lead to real, life-threatening consequences, TST does not recruit, does not proselytize, and we aren't looking to create martyrs. Those that find Satanism of their own accord will always have a home with us and the chapters will work with them on initiatives to better serve the unique challenges faced within their communities.
TST chapters nationwide are diverse and comprise of people that belong to several marginalized groups: LGBTQIA+, people of color, the disabled, sex workers, those who suffer from some form of mental illness, those who suffer from addiction, etc. As a religious organization, TST serves the religious needs of our members, no matter who they are or how they identify, and our various chapters are encouraged to initiate local or national campaigns based on our growing community's needs. To be clear, this does not mean that we are a run of the mill social justice group; activism for us is a necessary component to expressing and preserving our religious faith. TST initiatives, locally and nationally, are not a catch all for every social injustice present within our society but as you can see in every one of TST's chapters, this does not hinder our members from participating in and supporting local charities that usually focusing on our most at-risk communities, and to attend their local Pride festival.
TST is committed to maintaining an environment of respect and support both at in-person events and online. Misogyny, transphobia, racism, anti-semitism, ableism, or bigotry of any kind have no place in TST.
Official Membership to TST AZ is like gaining a family. TST AZ values the safety of all our members, therefore, we will only extend Official Membership to those that have taken the initiative to familiarize themselves with our community.
Those who have been accepted as Official Members to the Arizona Chapter of The Satanic Temple have proven to be dependable, driven, and willing to step up as helpful contributors. They are what keep this chapter alive.
The Arizona Chapter of The Satanic Temple continues to flourish along our sense of comradeship and it is all on account of our dedicated and altruistic membership scattered across the state. TST AZ aims to host more events in new cities, outside of Tucson and Phoenix, which will only strengthen our community while helping unify the chapter. Understandably, the chapter needs the assistance of the locals in the area to help make these events a reality – therefore, if you live in a city that needs the influence of TST AZ and you are willing to take an active role to achieve it, we encourage you to please get in touch with us.
Rebellion begins in the mind. Those who are wanting to create a Satanic community in their area, here are some helpful articles by TST Seattle Chapterhead Lilith Starr that provides helpful ideas on how to accomplish the task:
Our aim within TST AZ is to create an atmosphere where those who are willing to learn have available resources to advance their knowledge about the Left Hand Path and Satanic philosophy; to provide a sense of community for Satanists and Secularists; and to present opportunities that will inspire members to have a more active role within the chapter.
Thank you for your support and interest in The Satanic Temple-Arizona Chapter. We look forward to meeting you!
The Satanic Temple-Arizona