Members of the Washington state chapter of The Satanic Temple recently contacted their legislators, hoping to score an invite to deliver an invocation inside the Capitol. Not a single legislator took the bait.
So now, instead of a quiet invocation that might have received a tiny bit of publicity, the Satanists have received permission to stage their own “infernal ritual” just outside the Capitol on March 6, on the steps of the Legislative Building.
The Satanic Temple of Washington has received final approval from the state to perform an infernal ritual Friday, March 6, on the Capitol Building grounds in Olympia.
We now invite fellow Satanists and allies of religious pluralism to come join our unholy invocation event.
“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.”
You know it’ll be one hell of a media spectacle. And if anyone wants to complain, they should complain directly to the lawmakers who refused to sponsor a Satanist to offer a more generic invocation inside the building.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)