The Satanic Temple’s lawsuits and initiatives— to end corporal punishment, to institute alternatives to Christian after-school programs, to fight religious monuments on government property— are important because they represent the spirit of American democracy in truth. They are not attempting to enforce their worldview on others; they are trying to maintain the separation of Church and State when that portion of our Constitution is in ever-greater peril. Unlike Trump, who proclaims that his self-serving measure is a step forward for religious freedom, the Satanic Temple cares that people are free to worship, or not worship, without being threatened by the moral judgments of self-righteous evangelicals. They want everyone’s religious freedom, not just their own. So hail (literary) Satan, everyone, and stand up for your rights.

To read the full story, click HERE