Satanic Temple Schools Fox News’ Megyn Kelly On Constitution

By NATHANIEL DOWNES, Addicting Info – When Oklahoma announced its intent to put a display of the Ten Commandments on the statehouse grounds, it caused a serious uproar for civil libertarians across the state. In response to this, the Satanic Temple had petitioned to have their own monument on the grounds as well, as a counter to the display. The commandment display wound up as the victim of vandalism before it was ruled that the display must be removed entirely earlier this week. Megyn Kelly thought it would be a good idea to invite a member of the Satanic Temple to comment on the court’s ruling. What happened next demonstrated how clueless the host was. In the discussion, Megyn Kelly tried to cite a ruling on a similar display in Texas, claiming it was ruled constitutional. The representative from the Satanic Temple, Lucien Graeves, was having none of it, pointing out...

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Satanic Temple Victory Could Mean Big Things For The Separation Of Church And State

by IAN MILLHISER – The Satanic Temple has found a way to hack conservative Supreme Court decisions that are increasingly skeptical of the wall of separation between church and state — coloring books for children. To explain, a public school district in Orange County, Florida permitted a Christian group to distribute Bibles to the district’s students. In response, the Satanic Temple showed up with material they wanted to distribute as well, a coloring book entitled the The Satanic Children’s BIG BOOK of Activities. The Satanists also had a powerful legal argument on their side, as the Supreme Court held in Lamb’s Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District — a case holding than an evangelical church must be given equal access to school facilities — that “the First Amendment forbids the government to regulate speech in ways that favor some viewpoints or ideas at the expense of others.” The...

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