Satanic Literature In Florida Schools?
In 2013, a Christian organization held a Bible-giveaway at Orange County schools. The district allowed this action and avoided litigation by allowing giveaways to other religions.
When the atheists at the Central Florida Freethought Society took them up on their offer, the literature they were allowed to give to students was censored.
Since the prohibitions didn’t seem to be based on substantial facts but more on a fear of atheism, the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit, claiming that one viewpoint is unconstitutional.
“Permitting one viewpoint (the crucifixion and resurrection occurred) and censoring the opposing viewpoint (the crucifixion and resurrection did not occur) is unconstitutional.”
Now all religions are allowed to distribute their materials with minimal restrictions.
On Sunday, September 21, the local Satanic Temple announced that they were going to act accordingly, and will soon be handing out their own material.
“…pamphlets related to the Temple’s tenets, philosophy and practice of Satanism, as well as information about the legal right to practice Satanism in school.”
In addition to this, they also have an activity book for little kids.
Here’s an excerpt from their press release.
“Neither FFRF nor The Satanic Temple agree with the school board’s decision to allow the distribution of religious materials in schools; however, The Satanic Temple seeks to ensure that pluralism is respected whenever the Church/State division is breached.”