The website claims the after school clubs are not intended to “convert” children to Satanism, but instead the goal is to educate young people about the natural world around them.
In terms of the mission of their after school club, the Satanic Temple says: “Proselytization is not our goal, and we’re not interested in converting children to Satanism.
“After School Satan Clubs will focus on free inquiry and rationalism, the scientific basis for which we know what we know about the world around us.
“We prefer to give children an appreciation of the natural wonders surrounding them, not a fear of everlasting other-worldly horrors.”
The group successfully opened an after school Satan Club in an elementary school in Moline, Illinois.
The introduction there saw parents protesting outside the Jane Addams Elementary School ahead of its first session.
A spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, told Fox News: “I'm hoping that with our presence, people can see that good people can have different perspectives, sometimes on the same mythology, but not mean any harm.”Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.