This Netflix show is using The Satanic Temple monument to portray everything we fight against. This misrepresentation of Satanism fuels Satanic Panic narratives, which can later inspire those who are ignorant of what Satanism really is to commit horrible acts, i.e the Florida teens.

“The Church seems to be loosely based on Satanic Panic era ideas of Satanism, with plenty of cannibalism, human sacrifice, and of course worshipping of the Devil. In this incarnation, the figure they worship is very clearly based on the goat-headed demon Baphomet, who apparently grants those who commit to him long life and health (unless, of course, you’re murdered), vast power, and a certain kind of bacchanal happiness.”

 

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