When a controversial After-School Satan Club for kids at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma Washington opted out of continuing their program this year, reports surfaced that it was stalled because only one student joined. But reports of the Dark Lords’ diminished popularity among Washington State schoolchildren were, according to National Director for the After-School Satan Clubs Chalice Blythe, a member of the Satanic Temple, greatly exaggerated.
“It wasn’t shut down,” she says. “It was a voluntary non-reapplication for the next school year because the teacher got a different job and wasn’t able to devote the time and resources. It happens with all after-school programs.”