Satanic Temple - Reproductive Rights Rally Update and Newsletter
From The Satanic Temple@21:1/5 to All on Fri Oct 11 11:03:22 2019
The Satanic Temple newsletter from October 2, 2019
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS RALLY UPDATE
Satanists, supporters, and people concerned about the erosion of
reproductive rights will participate in The Satanic Temple’s
Reproductive Rights Rally at the capital of a state where abortion
rights are highly threatened. The state will be chosen using a
donation campaign, and the winning state will be announced on
Currently, Indiana, the home state of anti-choice Vice President
Mike Pence, is barely leading, followed very closely by Utah. In
near third place is Georgia.
LIGHTSPEED SYSTEMS IS BLOCKING ACCESS TO THE SATANIC TEMPLE WEBSITE
ON PUBLIC SCHOOL COMPUTERS
Students from Ohio and Indiana have reported that their
public-school blocks internet access to The Satanic Temple’s website
while permitting access to other religious organizations’ sites.
With the help of the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation,
we put these two school districts on notice that this is
discrimination and a Constitutional violation of our civil rights
and they corrected the issue.
In the process, we learned that hundreds of other schools contract
their internet security to a private firm, Lightspeed Systems, that
has been responsible for preventing access to The Satanic Temple
website. We placed them on notice, but they have ignored our
Because we do not contract with Lightspeed Systems (many public
schools do), we need to find public school students who are TST
members and who object to having access to TST's website blocked on
school computers. We intend to sue these schools so that Lightspeed
Systems will be forced to stop their discriminatory practices.
We encourage members to spread the word about Lightspeed Systems and
OCTOBER EVENTS IN SALEM, MA
AT THE TST HEADQUARTERS
64 Bridge Street - Salem - MA
The Satanic Temple is pleased to announce our most jam-packed season
yet, complete with expanded hours, walking tours through our beloved
Salem, rituals, a weekly immersive installation entitled: Hell House,
and celebrations worth losing your soul for. You won't want to miss
any of this.
A fully interactive haunted house style exhibit.
Every Friday & Saturday evening 8PM – 12AM (tour is 30 minutes) $25
admission or $65 with TST gift bag. Tickets can only be purchased
online in advance through the Salem Art Gallery’s admission
More special events to be posted to our website and social media
soon! Keep on the lookout and visit salemartgallery.com for
BAPHOMET STATUE ON DISPLAY
The eight-foot-tall bronze statue of Baphomet can be viewed in
Salem, Massachusetts at The Satanic Temple headquarters during
business hours. The headquarters also houses the Salem Art Gallery,
which has on display the Belle Plaine, MN Veterans’ Memorial
Monument. This is the first and only Satanic monument that has ever
been approved for display on public property. Additionally, The
Satanic Temple headquarters houses a library of Satanic literature,
rare artwork, and a throne room.
October Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm-8pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am-7pm
Every Friday & Saturday in October
Satanic Salem Walking Tours
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
About: Join us for a walking tour of Salem covering all aspects of
the city's rich history from a brand new perspective.
What to Bring: Walking shoes!
Prepare for the weather. Rain or Shine.
For location and hours, please go to: salemartgallery.com
ARKANSAS TEN COMMANDMENTS LAWSUIT
The Satanic Temple is an intervenor in a lawsuit over the Ten
Commandments statue that was erected in Little Rock, Arkansas. While
the ACLU and the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers want the Ten
Commandments removed from government property, The Satanic Temple
wants our statue of Baphomet to stand alongside the Ten Commandments
as an alternative point of view. The case is moving forward, and
recently state senator Jason Rapert (no, we did not make up that
name), who sponsored the legislation was deposed on September 12,
2018. We will provide updates as the case progresses.