Missouri schools receive request for after-school ‘Satan Club’

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KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — After-school clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group looking to install a statue of Satan outside two state capitols to protest Christian monuments on public grounds.

The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple sent emails this week seeking to start clubs in nine school districts where religious groups offer after-school programs, most by the Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves says the program would show “people can be of different religious opinions and still be moral, upright people.”

Several districts say they were reviewing the group’s request. They noted their facilities were available to community groups.

A Christian legal aid group that has represented the Child Evangelism Fellowship says Greaves’ group is an “atheist group masquerading” as religious.

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