“People have this perception that one side does the good stuff and the other side does all the bad stuff, ” said de Haan.

It was the Arizona chapter’s idea to adopt this stretch of highway near Casa Grande, a centralized location for members of this barely 2-year-old chapter.

“What we are really showing here is that Satanism is a legitimate religion, even though it’s non-theistic, we are showing the people do have a sense of community and they want to get involved.”

De Haan said members do not worship the devil, they just don’t believe in God.

And they range in age and demographics. At least a dozen people showed up to the first clean-up held right after the sponsorship was approved in September, and recently to this month’s clean-up.”

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