Satanic Temple sues U.S school over after school club denial

The Satanic Temple has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania elementary school after the school board voted against the establishment of an After School Satan Club last week. According to Fox News.

Sources said that the Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit against Northern Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, on constitutional grounds.

The Satanic Temple’s general lawyer, Mathew Kezhaya, confirmed the allegation, saying the lawsuit will examine whether the Northern York County School Board discriminated against the organization by refusing to allow them to form an after-school club when other organizations are permitted to do so.

He said that  the first amendment forbids a government from evaluating the popularity of a communicative activity when deciding whether or not to provide equal access to that activity with other groups.

He went on to say that each phase of the litigation might take anywhere from 18 months to two years to finish.

Also, Satanic Temple’s spokesperson, Lucien Greaves, in an interview with Fox News with the club’s presence, people can see that good people can have different perspectives, sometimes on the same mythology, but not mean any harm.

Greaves warned that if they are denied use of a public facility, which he emphasised they have no right to do, the Temple will be left with no choice except to enter into costly litigation that the community will have to pay for.

Meanwhile, parents have reacted to Satanic Temple’s effort to open an after-school club in an elementary school.

Jennifer McAllister, a Perry County resident who talked with Fox 43, branded the Temple’s actions as “insane,” stating that they had previously removed God from schools and were now allowing Satan to enter.

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