Satanic Temple Performs Ritual In Broad Daylight On Washington State Capitol Steps

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In the name of diversity and progress, we will see an eventual abolition of all Christian values that shaped this once-great nation, and swift decay will follow.

Don’t believe me? We’re already seeing it—people embracing evil and filth and eschewing all that is good and beautiful. In Washington State, this advancing darkness overtaking our society was plain to see in the form of a Satanic ritual right on the steps of the state capitol.

According to the Nisqually Valley News, congregants from the Seattle-based Satanic Temple of Washington attracted a crowd of protesters and onlookers last week as they conducted the ritual at the capitol building.

Posted by The Independent (Chewelah, WA) on Friday, March 6, 2020

Several Christian groups, however, boldly showed up to meet this Satanic show of force with prayer.

Posted by The Independent (Chewelah, WA) on Friday, March 6, 2020

Justin Harvey-John Ashby, a Satanic Temple member, said that the event was intended to promote religious diversity, adding that Satanic beliefs of “empathy, reason, bodily autonomy, and justice” have been grossly misrepresented.

According to Komo News, the group was given a permit to perform the ritual during the current legislative session.

Posted by The Independent (Chewelah, WA) on Friday, March 6, 2020

Satanic Temple representative Tarkus Claypool told Komo News that the group had contacted their state legislators seeking to give the opening invocation on any of the 40 legislative calendar sessions without success.

“Unfortunately, no legislator invited us to give the opening invocation in the chamber, so we give our invocation outside on the North Steps,” Claypool said. “We may not get a place inside, but we will be heard nonetheless.”

Posted by The Independent (Chewelah, WA) on Friday, March 6, 2020

“Legislators hand-picking largely Judeo-Christian clergy is uncontroversial and politically safe, but it ensures that lesser-known religions—or even infamous ones such as ours— will struggle to have a voice in these chambers,” Claypool continued, lamenting that the vast majority of invocations given are by Christians. “The First Amendment provides full protection of our religious message, regardless of our beliefs, and Satanists can provide an uplifting and meaningful message to our state legislators just as well as any other.”

Washington State’s chapter of The Satanic Temple also made national headlines back in 2015 when they offered to perform a similar ritual at Bremerton High School’s football game after Coach Joe Kennedy was suspended for praying at the 50-yard line with his team.

“We really don’t think it’s right for the state to be promoting one religion over the other,” chapter founder Lilith Starr said at the time. “We really want to make the point that this is not just a Christian forum. If it’s going to be open, it’s going to be open to everyone, including us.”

That’s the issue in a nutshell, folks. This is exactly where diversity and inclusion gets us. How long before any mention of Jesus Christ, the living God, is banned from the public square and shouts of “hail Satan” resound through our land?

Lord, come quickly!

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