Satanic Temple; Open Abortion and its Friends By Mrs Vera West
At first, I thought this was a joke, but no, it checks out. Here we have a group called the Satanic Temple championing abortion rights, there with their friends from the Left. Upon reflection, it does make sense.
“Abortion rights activists known as The Satanic Temple (TST) announced Wednesday they have posted billboards in Texas and Florida to promote what they call their “religious abortion ritual.”
The Satanic Temple claims its members may undergo “first-trimester abortions upon demand in states that have enacted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).”
Abortion industry giant Planned Parenthood has been working with the Satanic Temple to fight state abortion restrictions.
In April 2019, the Satanic Temple also announced the IRS had recognized it as a “church” with tax-exempt status.
“As a federally-recognized religion, The Satanic Temple utilizes RFRA and the Hobby Lobby precedent to protect its members from unnecessary abortion regulations that inhibit their religious practices and force them to violate their deeply-held beliefs,” TST states on its website.
Despite its claim to be a “federally-recognized religion,” however, TST also states on its FAQ page the group does not worship Satan.
“[N]or do we believe in the existence of Satan or the supernatural,” TST says. “The Satanic Temple believes that religion can, and should, be divorced from superstition. As such, we do not promote a belief in a personal Satan.”
Nevertheless, in its campaign to undermine pro-life legislation, TST is now couching abortion in “religious” terms, much the same as Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry refer to terminating unborn lives as “health care”:
The Satanic abortion ritual provides spiritual comfort and affirms bodily autonomy, self-worth, and freedom from coercive forces with the affirmation of TST’s Seven Tenets. The ritual is not intended to convince a person to have an abortion. Instead, it sanctifies the abortion process by instilling confidence and protecting bodily rights when undergoing the safe and scientific procedure.”
But don’t worry; with a name like the Satanic Temple what could possibly be wrong?! It is as wholesome as the Democrats!