The Satanic Temple is planning its first major rally, which will be held in support of Florida Gov. Rick Scott later this month for — which might sound ironic — signing a bill that allows for the possibility of prayer in public schools.
The religion’s founder Neil Bricke, who is based in New York, is expected to speak at the rally. Bricke uses an assumed name for Satanic-related business and would not reveal his real name to ABC News. The group also hopes to open a temple in New York in the next few months.
It may be telling that the Satanic temple will be located in New York and the group’s first rally, scheduled for Jan. 25, will be held in Florida.
“New York is a pretty good place for Satanism. Florida is too,” said Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves.
The Florida bill that has delighted the Satanists is Senate Bill 98 and gives students “sole discretion in determining whether an inspirational message is to be delivered” at a student assembly. The bill prohibits school officials from participating in or influencing whether an inspirational message will be delivered.
Along with the multitude of horrendous decisions of our crook governor, Rick Scott signed a bill into law to allow “inspirational messages” to be said during school events and rallies. Of course, this opens the door to prayer in school. I’m sure it was an unintentional consequence that the Satanists would get in on the game. Or, you know… maybe not!
The Satanic Temple is now thrilled that Satanist children will be able to praise the Devil in school.
“The Satanic Temple embraces the free expression of religion, and Satanists are happy to show their support of Rick Scott who — particularly with SB 98 — has reaffirmed our American freedom to practice our faith openly, allowing our Satanic children the freedom to pray in school,” said the group’s Neil Bricke in a statement.
The release also praises Scott’s “unwavering fortitude and progressive resolve in his defense of religious liberty.”
Be careful what you pray for. You just may get it.