Pennsylvania district rejects Satanists’ $578 donation for school supplies

This is another example of superstition being more important than facts.    These people protesting are hung up on the name and won’t even bother to learn or find out that the Satanic Temple doesn’t believe in Satan, nor do they worship Satan.   The prefer their ignorance.   Even if you tell them the truth they still wouldn’t want the group in schools because that name scares / terrifies them.   The Satanic Temple is about science, learning, and being a really decent nice person.   The Superintendent seems to think the money has cooties or is cursed somehow.   The Superintendent wanted the money run through a Christian organization to clean it somehow.   That is superstition over facts, hurting kids for no reason.   Something an educator should know better than do.   Hugs


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Superintendent Steve Kirkpatrick suggested the Satanists donate the money to a Christian non-profit instead
Pennsylvania district rejects Satanists' $578 donation for school supplies | The Satanic Temple's donation was rejected by the Northern York County School District in Pennsylvania
The Satanic Temple’s donation was rejected by the Northern York County School District in Pennsylvania (screenshot via FOX43)
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Adonation by Satanists to the Northern York County School District in Pennsylvania to help purchase school supplies for kids was rejected by the superintendent, who told them to donate the money to a Christian organization instead.

It’s utter stupidity from a district official who seems to think donations from The Satanic Temple are somehow tainted.

All of this began last month. It’s no secret that Christian churches frequently rent out space at public schools in order to hold services on weekends. That’s perfectly legal as long as they’re paying the rental fee and obeying district rules. Under those same guidelines, The Satanic Temple held a fundraising event last month at Northern York High School in Pennsylvania.

While the school board’s decision to approve the rental was followed by a lengthier explanation that they were just following the law, the event itself wasn’t controversial. In fact, it was family friendly:

“The Back-to-School Community Celebration & Fundraiser hosted by The Satanic Temple of Philadelphia & Eastern PA will be various stations of arts & crafts, science experiments, live demos, refreshments, and fun for the entire family,” said June Everett, the campaign director, After School Satan Club (ASSC) and an ordained minister of The Satanic Temple.

As expected, though, the three-hour event was met with protests from right-wing Catholics who have no understanding of how public space works.



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