The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the country, is now offering its Midshipmen students, who are interested, a “study group” based on the teachings of The Satanic Temple.
“A group of Midshipmen with beliefs aligned with those practiced by The Satanic Temple … requested a space where they could assemble to discuss and share their common beliefs,” said academy spokeswoman Cmdr. Alana Garas in a statement, as reported by the Military Times.
The Academy has provided a room for that purpose, reported the Associated Press on Oct. 31.
The Satanic Temple is an IRS-recognized, tax-exempt church. It engages in religious and political activities, most of which reflect a left-wing ideology and individual centered self-worship.
As the Temple’s “tenets” state, “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.”
The Satanic Temple is based in Salem, Mass., and has chapters in 17 states and in Canada. The Temple was co-founded by Lucien Greaves and he is the spokesperson for the church.
In 2015, The Satanic Temple unveiled a large statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed, demonic looking figure with hooves for feet, whose image has been used in occult practices. Two children, a boy and a girl, stand on either side of the creature’s legs.
In June 2016, The Satanic Temple held a Pentagram ritual in Los Angeles County to help support a political candidate. The Temple offers an after-school program entitled “After-School Satan.”
In January 2017, The Temple held a Satanic Mass apparently to demonstrate its opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump. The Mass reportedly included an invocation ritual, a destruction ritual, and a bloodletting ritual.
Source: CNSnews.com (reference)