‘Satanic Temple’ Sues Pennsylvania School

The Satanic Temple has sued a Pennsylvania school after they denied “The After School Satan Club” last week.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Northern Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania has been sued by The Satanic Temple after they voted against allowing the group’s after-school club, Fox News reported.
  • General counsel for The Satanic Temple Mathew Kezhaya said the lawsuit will determine whether or not they were discriminated against after other organizations have been able to meet on school grounds.
  • “The First Amendment prohibits a government from considering the popularity of communicative activity when determining whether to facilitate that communicative activity on equal terms with other, similarly situated, groups,” Kezhaya said.
THE SATANIC TEMPLE SPOKESPERSON ON THE SCHOOL DENYING AN AFTER SCHOOL CLUB:

“If they deny us the use of a public facility, which they have no right to do it’ll have to move into litigation, costly litigation that the community is going to have to pay for.”

BACKGROUND:
  • Local parents were outraged upon hearing of The Satanic Temple’s attempt to introduce the club in the elementary school, Fox 43 reported.
  • “They already took God out of schools now they’re going to let Satan in, it’s just crazy,” local resident Jennifer McAllister told the news outlet.
  • The lawsuit is expected to last anywhere from 18 months to two years.