The Satanic Temple's letter to school districts regarding After School Satan Clubs

A letter The Satanic Temple plans to send on Monday, Aug. 1 to the Los Angeles Unified School District, and others, requesting to start After School Satan Clubs in elementary schools.

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TheA SatanicA TempleA LosA AngelesA
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AugustA 01,A 2016A
SuperintendentA MichelleA KingA
UnifiedA SchoolA DistrictA
333A SouthA BeaudryA AvenueA
LosA Angeles,A CAA 90017A
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DearA MrsA MichelleA King:A

OnA JuneA 11,A 2001,A theA U.S.A SupremeA CourtA ruledA thatA ChildA EvangelismA FellowshipA
couldA haveA accessA toA publicA schoolA facilitiesA toA conductA GoodA NewsA ClubA meetings.A TheA
decisionA statedA thatA religiousA clubsA suchA asA theA GoodA NewsA ClubA mustA beA givenA theA
sameA accessA toA schoolA facilitiesA accordedA anyA otherA nonAschoolA relatedA group.A
ManyA schoolA districtsA acrossA theA countryA (includingA yours)A haveA (orA haveA had)A GoodA
NewsA ClubsA usingA theirA facilities.A AsA aA result,A thoseA schoolsA haveA openedA theirA doorsA toA
schoolA clubsA ofA allA religiousA viewpoints.A WhileA TheA GoodA NewsA ClubA isA aworkingA togetherA
withA parentsA andA theA schoolA toA buildA solidA moralA andA spiritualA characterA intoA theA livesA ofA
theirA childrenaA basedA onA theirA religiousA pointA ofA view,A TheA SatanicA TempleA (TST)A alsoA hasA
plansA toA enrichA theA livesA ofA childrenA inA yourA district.A

TSTA isA aA religiousA organizationA thatA seeksA toA encourageA benevolenceA andA empathyA
amongA allA people.A InA addition,A TSTA embracesA practicalA commonA senseA andA promotesA
justice.A TSTA facilitatesA theA communicationA andA mobilizationA ofA politicallyA awareA
Satanists,A secularists,A andA otherA advocatesA forA individualA liberty.A
TodayA TSTA isA activeA inA aA rapidlyA growingA numberA ofA statesA andA isA expandingA justA asA
rapidlyA intoA foreignA countries,A fightingA forA FreeA Speech,A ReligiousA Liberty,A andA rational,A
scienceAbasedA inquiryA andA education.A TSTasA aAfterA SchoolA SatanA ClubsaA areA ledA byA
caringA SatanistsA fromA localA chaptersA inA theA communityA nearA theA school.A TheseA teachersA
receiveA specializedA trainingA fromA TSTA andA aA backgroundA checkA isA performedA onA everyA
teacherA weA approve.A
TheA AfterA SchoolA SatanA ClubA (ASSC)A meetsA onceA aA monthA immediatelyA afterA schoolA forA
oneA toA oneA andA aA halfA hours.A TheA meetingA dayA willA beA determinedA inA accordanceA withA theA
scheduleA ofA existingA afterA schoolA activities.A ASSCA meetingsA typicallyA includeA aA healthyA
snack,A literatureA lesson,A creativeA learningA activities,A scienceA lesson,A puzzleA solving,A andA
artA project.A EveryA childA receivesA aA membershipA cardA andA mustA haveA aA signedA parentalA
permissionA slipA toA attend.A
TheA ASSCA curriculumA isA basedA onA principlesA thatA teachA secularA moralA values,A criticalA
thinking,A andA selfAdetermination.A AllA childrenA areA welcomeA regardlessA ofA theirA religiousA
backgroundA andA parentsA areA alsoA welcomeA toA attend.A SafetyA isA aA priorityA andA thereA willA
alwaysA beA twoA orA moreA adultsA withA theA childrenA atA allA times.A InA addition,A yourA schoolA
districtA willA beA providedA aA CertificateA ofA InsuranceA forA liability.A
WeA wouldA likeA toA offerA ASSCA toA theA elementaryAageA childrenA inA ChaseA StreetA ElementaryA
inA yourA district.A TheA purposeA ofA thisA letterA isA toA respectfullyA requestA thatA LosA AngelesA
UnifiedA SchoolA DistrictA allowA TheA SatanicA TempleasA ASSCA toA useA schoolA facilitiesA afterA
schoolA hours.A WeA wouldA alsoA likeA toA distributeA theA enclosedA permissionA slipsA toA childrenA
inA eachA schoolA inA yourA district.A InA addition,A weA wouldA likeA ASSCA leadersA toA haveA aA tableA
orA boothA atA theA "backA toA school"A nightA inA eachA schoolA toA promoteA theA club.A
InA replyingA toA thisA letter,A pleaseA provideA usA withA aA copyA ofA yourA districtA policiesA andA
proceduresA relatedA toA ausageA ofA facilityaA inA yourA school.A
ItA isA ourA desireA toA supportA yourA district,A toA contributeA constructivelyA toA yourA schools'A
programs,A andA toA helpA childrenA leadA productiveA lives.A WeA respectfullyA askA thatA youA

considerA thisA programA andA weA lookA forwardA toA receivingA yourA positiveA response.A WeA
wouldA appreciateA ifA theA permissionA slipsA couldA beA disseminatedA toA allA ofA theA principalsA inA
yourA districtA viaA eAmailA andA copiedA toA meA at:A ali@thesatanictemplelosangeles.com.A
ThankA youA forA yourA kindA attentionA toA thisA matter.A
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Sincerely,A
TheA SatanicA TempleA LosA AngelesA

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