The Satanic Temple-Santa Cruz is doing great things for their community! You can see them attending their community's Pride Festival later this year.

Lana Navalia is used to people asking her about animal sacrifice—in fact, she says, it’s usually the first thing they ask her about. That kind of comes with the territory when you’re connected to a group that goes by the name “Satanic Temple,” and Navalia is one of the leaders of the new Santa Cruz chapter.

For the record, Satanic Temple members don’t sacrifice animals, and they don’t believe in Satan as an actual entity, but as a symbol.

“For us, Satan is a metaphor for the ultimate rebel,” says Sadie Satanas, head of the Satanic Temple of Santa Cruz (TSTSC).

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